My best conversations are between me, myself and I

United States
January 11, 2017 6:57am CST
He doesn't like to admit it, but my husband's hearing isn't what it was. I have been telling him for years that he needs to be tested, but like most men he ignores that advice. When we sit together in the living room our recliners are only separated by a small table, so we are definitely within 'hearing distance'.... But, I have to repeat everything and I am really getting tired of having conversations with myself. So I give up, I say it once and if he doesn't hear me I provide both sides of the conversation: Me: Did you feed Ruby? Him: (no response) Me: DID YOU FEED RUBY? Him: What Me: Ok, Ruby, did he feed you or not? No, OK, I'll feed you. Him: Who are you talking to? Me: Ruby Him: Did she answer you? Me: Better than how you answer me! Him: What? Me: Never mind, I give up, but I'm telling the doctor you need to have your hearing tested. Him: I don't know what you just said, I wasn't paying attention. Me: I might as well talk to myself. As I said, my best conversations are between me, myself and I! Photo is mine and was taken shortly after we moved in which is why it looks so stark. (Wow, almost 4 years ago, time does fly.)
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@mysdianait (64063)
• Italy
11 Jan 17
Wait until you start arguing with yourself too At least I can now tell myself that I was arguing with the cat
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I have done that since I was a kid LOL! I always win.
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@mysdianait (64063)
• Italy
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, I do too! LOL
• United States
11 Jan 17
@mysdianait Do you ever loose an argument with yourself?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I do like that conversation. I tend to do better talking to myself because nobody else ever seems to understand me.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
Well then if you and I had a conversation together which one of us would understand?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill Probably neither unless your husband translates.
• United States
11 Jan 17
@Asylum Ha Ha, I usually have to translate for him..he doesn't understand southern and sountherners don't understand him either.
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@BelleStarr (37600)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Jan 17
My husband has selective hearing, if he doesn't like what I am saying he doesn't hear it lol
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@sugartoes (39982)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Jan 17
@BelleStarr ha ha ha seems like that's the case with a lot of them
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I thought that originally, but it is more than selective hearing - he plays the TV loud enough for you to hear it in CT!
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@marlina (72624)
• Canada
11 Jan 17
@BelleStarr , lots of people only hear what they want to hear.
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@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 17
We're fast getting to this stage but pretty soon we'll both be going to get our hearing tested. It's getting too ridiculous.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
He gets mad because my hearing is too good. He said if I didn't hear so well I would understand him better.
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@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill And Vince used to say I muttered. Now he says everyone mutters!
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• United States
12 Jan 17
@JudyEv Yes, my husband says everyone talks too fast - well, southerners do but I don't so he should hear me loud and clear.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 17
I think both my hubbys and my hearing is not what it used to be. If there is any noise or sound behind me I can't hear good what's in front of me. Beautiful room.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
Thanks... I still have excellent hearing, even though when I was in high school I pushed a bobby pin into my ear drum.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yikes that doesn't sound pleasant, I wish my hearing was better, but I would rather lose my hearing than my sight.
• United States
11 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 Me too. Ruby wouldn't be a very good seeing eye dog.
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@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
11 Jan 17
My husband is a bit hard if hearing. He has a hearing aid. Does he put it in? No.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
And they say women are vain!!! Men are worse.
@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill I don't think that vanity is behind this. Maybe a bit, but I think it's more that men are afraid of being seen as weak.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@MALUSE Maybe so, but vanity still is a part of it. They don't want anyone to see it, but now days they make them so small you would have to really look to see one.
@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
11 Jan 17
I can really see you having an argument by yourself lol
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• United States
11 Jan 17
No, that is a discussion LOL!
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
12 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill that's true, cos am sure you'd agree amicably to work out the differences
@amadeo (63855)
• United States
11 Jan 17
most men heed the advice and will not accept it.He will be amazed with a hearing aid and the sounds that he is missing. He should get the ear tested.As it get worse when older.They have some great aids out there.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I know and when he has his 6 mo checkout this month I'm going to bring it up.
@marlina (72624)
• Canada
11 Jan 17
Must be very annoying.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
Yes it is and I tell him so!
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Jan 17
For a stark room, it looks good. The hearing thing is something many men seem to have a problem with. And, talking to myself has always gotten me the best answers!
• United States
11 Jan 17
The room is decorated now...I had to get metal wall hangings since there is so much wood. I hear you about the best answers! As a matter of fact two of those chairs have been replaced. I need to take new photos.
@sugartoes (39982)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Jan 17
I LOVE the living room that's what I'm looking at doing with the cabin but NOT all in the same wood but dividing it up into like different woods or wall decor so it don't ALL look the same like the ceiling in one wood & the walls we put in with another type of wood & the walls that need something to jazz them up with another type of decor to break it up. I know what your talking about I have the same thing going on with mine too so your not alone in the department ha ha ha sometimes that's the BEST conversation you can have.
• United States
11 Jan 17
We didn't build this house - and I agree with you. They should have done different wood - like oak flooring. But like I said this is pre decorating the house...so it looks quite different now. Naturally I don't have a current photo/ PS - not the whole house is done in wood - just living room/kitchen-dining/master bed and bath and two halls...the rest is sheet rock and pain (like normal) and it's not a log home it's a brick home.
@Hannihar (32747)
13 Nov
I hate to say it but sometimes those are the best conversations. He is too proud or stubborn I see to go get tested and if he needs a hearing aid it sounds like then that will say something is wrong with him. Maybe he can't handle that is why he will not go get tested. I don't know him so I am just guessing. Sorry if I was way off.
@paigea (21922)
• Canada
19 Feb 17
My husband talks to himself. He says that is how he makes sure he gets the right answers. And he is hard of hearing. We have some strange conversations
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jan 17
lol, I have a few of those, gotta be totally sure J heard me or I will realize half way along she never did