I'm very comfortable around people in general, even those close to me. I have a lot of acquaintenances and those who know me well love and respect me, but I've never really had one close, good friend. I find myself yearning for people, wanting to reach out to them, but when ever I try, I pull right back and want to be alone. It's very frustrating, because where ever I go, I feel like I can't be myself (what ever that is).
Does anyone else have such extreme issues when it comes to relationships? I have a very "passionate" personality, but when I'm in public, I come across as being very timid, passive and innocent. I'm completely different at home. I hate it and I just don't know how to change it. Why is it always me against the world??
Stigma, I'm the same way! It's so frustrating, because as I get better, I want to become more social and make some friends, and yet whenever the opportunity comes up, I get all quiet and miserable and just want to be alone. I don't know why this happens, because as soon as I DO go home, I get sad for being alone! I'm pretty goofy and outgoing when I'm with family or my boyfriend, but anywhere else it's just terrible. I don't have any advice for you, but i just thought I'd let you know that you're not alone in this.