*Steve claims and reasons with himself that he behaves in such a way because he is suffering from PTSD. Yeah right, pull the other one. He served in Iraq from 2008 – 2009 but was never in combat. A Specialist, which is an automatic promotion for all, he shifted ammunition from one place to the next. That was it.
He has been trying to claim disability since his time in Iraq. He’s notion was that he didn’t want to and wouldn’t have to work for the rest of his life if he clenches this ‘deal’. In actual fact, Steve had fallen off a cliff aged sixteen and suffered some injuries. He joined the army aged eighteen with a dodgy knee (now both are irritating him, surprise, surprise), the continuous headaches, and a dodgy wrist. Just before I walked out on him, he had added tinnitus (ringing in the ears) to his claim as he wants to get as much money as possible. In fact he said that the guys at D.A.V. (Disabled American Veteran), located at 476 Big Shanty Road Unemployment Office, Marietta GA, encouraged him to exaggerate his claim, as they are ex veterans themselves. If he is telling the truth, isn’t this defrauding the government? Also, he believes he will not have to pay Child Support from his disability – if it goes through. This he concluded, meant that he would no longer have to support his daughter and now his son.
Since leaving him, apart from him slandering my name amongst those who have time to listen to his dramatic untruths, I have found out a hell of a lot. Here are a few, yet he blames everything on ‘his’ PTSD which he does not suffer from:
- Told me he had been supportive to *Amber (his other sister) when she was suffering from cancer. Turns out he laughed at her and never mentioned it again. She was absolutely devastated. Quite rightly so. I just wanted to hug her. No one deserves that.
- He punched his sister *Anna in the jaw and almost broke it when he was eleven years old. What the hell? A woman/wife beater in the making. If my son were to do this to his sibling (if I were to have another child, which I’m not), I would march him to the nearest psychiatric unit to find out what on earth was wrong with him. I most definitely would not let it slide.
- He was trying to control his daughter’s mother, telling her what she could and couldn’t do, and attempted to strike her numerous times so she left him – whilst pregnant. I suppose he didn’t follow through because if he had, he wouldn’t have been accepted in the army if she had reported him.
- He’s been torturing animals since the age of six. This is a massive sign that something is not right with him. A huge red flag.
Seriously, had I known all of this and more before the fact, he would have just seen the dust behind me. I would have run so fast in the opposite direction.
When asking his family members why they hadn’t said something to me, they said they thought Steve had changed, and when they saw me, someone mature with her head screwed on, they thought I could help him. I don’t blame them at all. In fact, his sisters – Anna in particular – I respect because they have been open with me. After all the damage he caused between us, we are talking again, but with a twist. None of us are in touch with him any more.
The only thing he’s suffering from is being a twisted, controlling, woman beating, egotistic, pathological lying, money grabbing bastard. In a nutshell, a narcissist with a helping of psychopath and sociopath added to the mix.
(*Not their real names)