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sunflowergirl1306

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To me, Isolation is a way of protecting myself from getting hurt and rejected by others, and that's why I avoid people, yet I am very lonely inside. Is there anyone out there that self-isolates?
I'm so sorry to hear this Lady Grey,no,I don't think that I do,I'm a people person and I love talking to people.
 

Sunless Sky

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I do. On one hand, I want to socialise and have a circle of friends but, on the other hand, If I am alone then no one can hurt me. I sometimes go into social situations while imagining the worst case scenario. I later learned this is called catastrophizing thinking.
 

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I'm similar LG, want to go out and have a social life, but also fear socializing. Talk about counter intuitive.
 

MoonRiver

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I think avoidance and retreat from life is not a good option in the long run. But everyone chooses what they believe is best for them.

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for"
 
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I live alone and rarely ever speak to anybody else. I isolate because I'm tired of people for so many reasons. It has become safe and I'm usually fairly content, which isn't too bad. I only get lonely once in awhile. When I have to interact with someone I usually become grumpy, nervous, and I really don't want to do it. So, I have to push myself to do it. Afterwards I usually think that is wasn't to bad. But, sometimes it's worse then I thought it would be. I usually only go out for supplies or if I'm taking a trip to get away from people. Ha! ha!
 

Adamridge79

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I just generally don't like most people in passing, let alone for the long stretch. Once upon a time, I had a good number of friends. I also had a lot of friends that needed a supplier. When the commonality is, well, drugs...did you really have friends? And, honestly, do you miss it? No. I'm sure I could find someone with interests that align with mine, but people seem so damn needy. Stoic. That's the personality trait I look for now
 

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