Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by dodie, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. dodie

    dodie Member

    I think I found the right spot.

    Partly due to my depression, and my impatience with people, more and more friends are burdensome and I feel I would prefer a good book I know I need to be with people so push myself as best I can.

    One person, who is v. lonely and trying v. hard, calls me daily early. I told her I go out early due to the heat. She says she likes my ans. machine and wants to give me her sked. The phone ringing drives me nuts. I am v. sensitive to noise. I do call her later in the day and try to keep the conversation short.

    I go to a pool daily because I need to exercise in the water. Lately an old acquaintance who is a bore has been coming to sit with me. I deliberately put my head in my book. Hopeless. I am not interested in what she is talking about and haven't been able to steer the conversation to what would interest me.

    I know I am impatient with people and much more sensitive than I have ever been.
  2. moxman

    moxman I am proud to call Rosie, my best friend =) Forum Pro

    Can you turn your phone ringer off?
  3. Northern

    Northern SF Supporter

    I am an extremely solitary person also but it's important to force ourself to socialize.

    It's always a burden for me to go with other people but at the same time i want to be loved and appreciated, so i force myself.

    Good luck

  4. dodie

    dodie Member

    Thank u very much for the feedback. I don't think I can turn off the ringer. I also feel that I must push myself to communicate with friends. I find myself smiling into the phone and agreeing with them unless it is really a serious matter and they may be headed in the wrong direx.

    There are times when I barely listen so I say "interesting."

    At least I'm trying.:(:rolleyes: