I Don't Know Why?

Sorry, first post.

It's not that I'm not within social circles, it's when I am sharing time with friends or family a desire to gain some privacy and be self protective strikes hardest. I don't talk about things or let anyone know how I feel, and if they raise the subject I blank them (however I have the confidence to talk about it here). I try to move out of this shell, but after a year and a half, I still feel the same way. Is this loneliness? Has anyone else experienced this feeling? Has anyone overcome it?

Parkallus Parkallus
22-25, M
3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

The responses are really nice to hear. Thanks guys! Really appreciate it.

I think everyone feels that way sometimes, so you are not alone at all. A good friend of mine says he's felt like that just about all his life. That's just how he is, I guess. But as long as you are getting by, and not hurting anyone else, I don't think you have anything to worry about -- of course it would be great not to have to feel that way, but don't let it stress you, okay? Things happen naturally when they're supposed to happen. ;)

It seems like yes, you might be lonely. From my point of view, it looks like, you are just uncomfortable talking. There is no ONE person, let alone a group, that you can feel comfortable enough to talk meaningfully to. <br />
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It maybe a trust thing. Maybe you do not trust those people enough to share what you have to say. And that is ok.<br />
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My suggestion to you is sort through those you know, find someONE that you could eventually talk to with comfort. Then, move your way outward; try to do the same with others until you finally accept all conversations with others.<br />
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Ask me questions if you need to.<br />
Hope this helps!!