How Do You Not Die?

Postby RosaD » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:57 pm

Hello Everyone

I have been suffering with panic disorder and social avoidance for 23 years. My quality of life is poor. I go days without seeing or speaking to a person. Most of the time, I don't talk -- not even to myself. However, Isolation is solitude to me. Still, Humans are not meant to be alone so much. And, it being alone 24/7 is started to show.

I can no longer manage a conversation. It is almost as if I forgot how to speak English. And, the longer I am alone, the more I want to be.

Periodically, I question my existence. How did things get this bad? I don't want to die in my home alone.

A question for long time suffers, how do you survive this?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:22 pm

RosaD wrote:How did things get this bad? I don't want to die in my home alone.

....how do you survive this?


By deleting social media accounts and disconnecting from the Internet. That is how you survive. It removes a crutch that keeps you isolated.
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Postby RosaD » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:44 pm

Hello Richard

Thank you for both replies. It is important to have feedback. Here, I will continue to search for a solution. Joining this forum was my first attempt to communicate on a message board is at least ten years. In other words, I use the internet. But, it does not hold me into my home.

One thing you mentioned may help. I thought about asking someone to pick me up for an event. I am always punctual, and could use this to create relationships with others.

Thanks again

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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:10 pm

RosaD wrote: In other words, I use the internet. But, it does not hold me into my home.


Then what are the metaphorical “crutches” that enable your isolation? What are the ways you occupy your time to alleviate or otherwise reduce your discomfort, anxiety, etc?

Do you watch movies, read books, meditate, play games, engage in hobbies?
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