Posted by CrazyMe on December 12, 2003, at 22:38:14
In reply to re: response to everyone , posted by billym on December 12, 2003, at 20:58:33
> To Eddie and everyone else,
> I definitely relate to what you said, Eddie. It is different from social anxiety, but as another poster pointed out, the symptoms greatly overlap with social anxiety.
> Often it's a deeper issue with identity that requires therapy. It's a pain that exists outside of social situations and something you carry with you -- a feeling of total inadequacy in your relation to others. You feel that you will never experience the joy of being in love or close friendships. Which leads to general depression, and so on. Maybe people with SA also experience this? I think the DSM criteria spells it out very well (which is what Eddie quoted).
> Today, I quit my job. The manager approached me and said, "You look like you're in pain." He meant mental pain. I was. I took my things, apologized for my inconvenience, and left abruptly.
> At least there is always solitude. We need it like air.
Geez Billy I've spent the last 2 1/2 years being too inadequate to find another job and you have the strength to just leave the one you have? I envy you.
I've had so much solitude of late that I feel like I am suffocating, how ironic. What is that saying, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink?
Why is it when you desperately want to be included, to have people around, to have someone to care for, to have someone care about you - there is no one? Yet when you need solitude you can't find a place to hide?