I've Pushed Everyone Away

I have a mental disorder which causes me to push everyone away so I have no friends except on the internet.  I don't trust people either, so making friends is hard.  I also have a Paranoia disorder so that makes it hard too. 

I'm extremely new to this site so I don't have any friends on here either!  Anyone want to friend me?  I'm just learning how this all works!

Licorice
Licorice Licorice
31-35, F
4 Responses Jul 21, 2007

I too am new here. I feel as though the closer I get to people the more I have to push them away. That's the only way I won't get hurt. Well, it's the only way I can control the pain and sadness.

Hang in there.

I'm your friend honey! I'm here to listen when you need to talk! Try me sometime! Bill

I would love to be your friends, i m also new to this site.

It is cool having friends on the internet. You share their minds over distances of time and space.<br />
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I have built up a circle of friends, here in my town. The problem with modern living is that we never have time for anything. <br />
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So, let's talk strategy: <br />
(1) I have friends that come around every month for a themed party. They club in money and I cook. We have had Greek, Zulu and Italian parties.<br />
(2) I have friends that I met through the various charity organisations I volunteer for.<br />
(3)I walk through the office at least three times a day to greet everyone.<br />
(4) Have friends that don't fit into any of the categories above and we have standing dates to meet each other at various coffee shops.<br />
(5) Make phone calls to make sure that everyone is all right.<br />
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They know that I am bipolar and accept it. When I was in the funny farm, I had scads of phone calls, letters and gifts.<br />
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We even had pre- and post institutionalization parties!<br />
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Some peolpe think that it is funny, some of my friends think that being bipolar improves my personality. <br />
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The Bipolar disorder is one of the cards I was dealt in life. I have to play it.