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“My girlfriend is wasting my power words on her friends,” complete asshole complains

This guy knows how to use his words

So I was poking around in the Am I The Asshole subreddit archives when I came across this lovely example of, well, I’m not really sure what it’s an example of but I think you all will appreciate it. It’s kind of incredible, really.

AssholeAITA for getting angry my girlfriend is wasting my power words on her friends? (self.AmItheAsshole)

submitted 7 months ago by SirenBait2

I (30M) have been dating my girlfriend Jean (21F) for about a year now. Part of what I love about her most is that she is so supportive of me.

I'm stuck in a dead end job, really unhappy with where I am in life currently so getting to hear her talk me up and tell me how awesome I'm doing is probably one of the few things that actually gets me through the day. When she tells me I'm great, I call those 'power words' cause knowing someone as hot, successful, and cool as she is thinks I'm doing good really gets me fired up.

Recently, we got together with a zoom meeting with some of our friends. One of our friends, Trish, was mentioning that she was nervous for a driving exam, so Jean was trying to reassure her. Which would be fine, except she used the exact phrasing she uses when she's powering me up. I got really upset and stayed quiet for the rest of the movie. When she asked me what was wrong, I told her the truth.

I feel like she shouldn't be wasting my power words on other people. I need them most and when she says things like oh, I think you're the most incredible guy ever!, and then goes and tells her friend that she thinks she's incredible, that's really disheartening. It makes me feel like nothing she says is real. I've got a big project at work coming up soon and now I can't get hyped because I know whatever she tells me is meaningless.

I've really hurt her feelings by saying her platitudes were meaningless but I just feel betrayed. AITA?

You’ve got to give him credit for one thing: he’s come up with a new (or at least new to me) way of being resentful of a woman.

Here’s a Kate Bush song filled with “power words” that she’s suggesting are kind of meaningless. But at least she’s not being a fucking pissbaby about it.

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Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

@Big Titty Demon:

What amount of on-the-nose-ness distinguishes pure invention?

That’s a fair question, to which I don’t really have an answer. But people derive such awful entertainment from the worst stories posted in AITA, that it would be surprising if there weren’t trolls posting fiction there.

GSS ex-noob
GSS ex-noob
1 year ago

I have a sinking feeling that this isn’t a fictional troll. If it is, they have the whiny man-baby thing down perfect.

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