Just to check my understanding of this shit test thing.
Yesterday at thanksgiving dinner with my girlfriend’s family. Her younger niece asked her how old her boyfriend (me) is.
“Oh you mean this one?” (with a smirk at me implicating I might not be her only one) ”He’s uhh...” (pretending to forget my age) ”27”.
This pointless needling at me is testing to see if I feel confident enough right? I think, an appropriate answer would have been “Please, I’m the only one patient enough to put up with your bullshit.”, or to ignore it or change the subject. Anything to not show her she has power over me. Instead I got upset, and just looked unsure.
She does this sort of thing constantly. You’re wrong or you do this poorly. It’s all a test. Fuck me, I’d even go as far as a borderline psychopath.
I’ve been so blind.