I like to wrap my text to 80 characters all the time, even when I am editing Markdown.

I have a problem when I open parentheses: it doesn't wrap right anymore. Since it is hard for me to explain it, and because a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a screeshot of what is happening:

screenshot of the problem

If anyone knows how to solve this, this would save my life.

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    It looks like you've accidentally :set lisp somewhere. It could be other settings such as 'cindent' as mentioned in @ntnn's answer.
    – Antony
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 14:47

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set nocindent will do the trick. To have that persistent put it in a ftplugin: ~/.vim/ftplugin/markdown.vim e.g. (See :h ftplugin)

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