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Wife and Knife

Uploaded: Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005.

I seemed to have finished everything early tonight, and was sitting in the living room. And I was bored, as I was most nights. Kat’s got the TV on: soaps and phone-to-vote-out-the-hasbeen-celebrity type shows- both of which I loath. She’s not interested in talking, or in any way interacting with me. If I want to watch something else, tough. If I want to use the computer, I’m accused of ignoring my wife. Reading a book is also antisocial. So what can I do- nothing! I sit there like a zombie and do nothing. I’ve had a couple of whisky’s- it’s about the only thing that’s allowed.

Oddly, Kat’s still awake- she’s normally asleep on the sofa long before now. And she’s had some drinks too. I’m not even sure why, but she gets up and starts a tirade of abuse, about how I make her life hell, and how could she go on living with someone like me, and didn’t I care about what I was doing to her. She suddenly stormed out.

A few seconds later, she came back in with the big knife out of the kitchen, pressed against her wrist. “I’ll do it!” she shouted, “is that what you want?”.

As I write this, I’m surprised that I kept my cool (maybe that was the whisky), but I just walked up to her, took the knife away, put it back in the kitchen, and told her to go to bed. The oddest thing then happened: she went to bed. No argument or comment- she just went to bed. I don’t think for one second that she intended to harm herself, it seemed to be done for effect.

But I do know two things:

1. She is clearly unstable, and not somebody I wanted to around the children.

2. She would never have put the knife back in the kitchen neatly.


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4 Responses to “ Wife and Knife ”

    Chic Mama commented at 10:53 pm on March 18th, 2010

    Really sad how you were made to feel blame for her behaviour.


    Stan commented at 10:16 pm on April 23rd, 2012

    Hi, she sounds like my wife before we separated last year. My wife is mentally ill with Borderline personality disorder. Do you know if kat has been diagnosed with BPD or Bipolar (which is similar to BPD) since you broke up ?


    Bloke commented at 8:08 am on April 24th, 2012

    Hi. No, I don’t know if she has been diagnosed with BPD or anything else.

    This incident was the only one of its type, and very strange.


    Stan commented at 7:54 pm on April 24th, 2012

    BPD more modern name is emotionally unstable personality disorder. I am currently up to March 2007 in your story and she seems to match a lot of the behaviour traits. I have pointed you blog out to a forum for people married to people with this disorder. Your experience with your ex will be familiar to many in that forum. Affairs are quite common as well as spending sprees. My wife who I separated from last year did not have an affair (although she tried at least once) but put us in financial problems.


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