MatchaBunn

227d

I feel like it’s so hard to be close to other people. I had a dysfunctional upbringing that makes it hard to know what I should be seeking in close relationships. I’m so used to being alone and handling things on my own, it’s all I can go back to or remember. I don’t feel like I’m doing well at all socially or emotionally, and while some of this is very not true because I’ve made a lot of progress through therapy, there’s still a big deficit in meeting my needs. Would love to hear how others’ experiences are, and solidarity in this.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Rhel

    227d

    I definitely relate - terrible childhood with abuse and an abusive relationship in my 20s. It takes time but I think as you experience more positive social interactions, it becomes easier. I always felt like I trusted the wrong people and being a doormat - but I did meet people who were amazing and I’m happily married with a small, but amazing, social circle. Put yourself out there, be patient and kind with yourself; progress is progress. You can’t rush healing.

    • MatchaBunn

      227d

      thank you so much for sharing. I really needed to hear that this isn’t something to be rushed.

      • Rhel

        227d

        no problem. It can really be a hard thing to accept - I always felt like I was already so behind that I needed to “catch up” and I didn’t have to. :)

  • Chesbro99

    227d

    I get that. I feel so desperate for a close friend that I can tell everything to and they tell me everything too. My family wasn't close at all so I think that makes me crave emotion so much. Makes me want more faster. I just have to wait and take it slow so I don't lose friends

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