Posted by Dinah on April 22, 2003, at 19:58:36
In reply to Re: Ummmm...... » Dinah, posted by leeran on April 22, 2003, at 19:46:22
I think Dr. Bob has proved quite tolerant of the subject in the past.
I don't think in this case it could be caused by any of those things. It's been a problem for as long as I can remember. It's only a problem with other people. Any other people. Not limited to any single individual. Alone, it's no problem *at all*.
I rarely had more than one date, because it extended to kissing as well. Feelings of suffocation, urges to flee. And I don't like to be touched. Except holding non-moving touches.
I can overcome it with a combination of a smidge of alchohol and a lot of dissociation. But it takes plenty of warning for that to work.
Given that overly expansive wealth of information, do you think that any of what worked for you would help me (or, ummm... my friend).