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Old 11-06-17, 08:50 PM   #1
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These days I spend almost all of my time by myself alone, either in my room and in my house. I go out, but not much, only as much as I am able to. There are times when the loneliness gets to be so much that it feels like I am in solitary confinement, but it does pass. But what I am finding is that the more time I spend like this, the more I am getting used to it and even comfortable with it, I can handle it, even find pleasure in it at times.

The problem now has become being around people. If I go out and do errands and don't stay out for too long I am fine. The problem occurs when I have to be around people for longer periods of time and on a regular basis such as school, or work, or a social event. Just being in the proximity of people, especially if I have to engage and socialize, will make me feel ten times worse.

All of my symptoms exacerbate when I am around people. This includes anxiety, depression, ocd rumination, mood swings, agitation, irritability, paranoia, dissociation, fear, delusions, borderline symptoms; like I am going to get psychotic and lose touch with reality.

Can anyone else relate? If so, how do you cope and deal with it?
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Are...are you me?

I love being alone but when I interact I get OCD rumination, paranoia, vulnerability, psychosis, anxiety, same thing.

I cope with it by keeping myself emotionally detached and being strictly obligatory, polite, cordial, and professional when I have to deal with people. Same like when you go to the doctor or the grocery store. It's just a business deal. You don't have to "hang out" with them. I also keep it quick.
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Thanks for sharing sensualgirl.
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Are...are you me?

I love being alone but when I interact I get OCD rumination, paranoia, vulnerability, psychosis, anxiety, same thing.

I cope with it by keeping myself emotionally detached and being strictly obligatory, polite, cordial, and professional when I have to deal with people. Same like when you go to the doctor or the grocery store. It's just a business deal. You don't have to "hang out" with them. I also keep it quick.
My friend also used to have these kinds of stuff. But after meeting her boyfriend she started talking to people and mingle with everyone. She has changed a lot. May be you will also change...
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