Some of you guys here have read my recent posts, and I wanted to give an update on my progress and current status. (Background: dealing with friends, rejection etc)
I have learnd quite a bit about the dynamics of my paranoia being alone and making up conspiracies how my friends do reject me and exclude me from activities. I have seen that they don’t do it on purpose, and that usually there is always a good reason for not answering me, which I identified before als ignoring. So I do easier with identifying when I get paranoid and try to find ways around it.
Still I do suffer from the fact, that it is always me reaching out for them, and they never reach out for me. There are weird dynamics within the group I do not understand, because noone really tells me what is going on, so I still have the feeling of not really being part of that group.
I tried to openly talk with the “leader” of our group, the women, that whole community is built around, and asked her if I was too pushy or intrusive - and I hade the feeling she was avoiding to give an open answer, telling me I was always welcome etc.
I am aware that I am fishing for attention, people reaching out for me, and I just cannot accept the fact, that noone really has that desire, just to ask me proactive how I was doing, showing some interest in me. And it disturbes me that I need that attention, that it hurts me, if I don’t get it.
I suppose that also that I always try to hang around in that community, being present all the time actually is kinda intrusive and pushy, even if I get told it wasn’t so. I noticed things, that I don’t get greeted any more, and not really know how to deal with that.
My feelings tell me that it made no difference if I was there or not - and that it made no change if I’d leave at all. I doubt they’d really notice, or even would reach out for me.
A friend suggested that I should also try other communities, where I can build up new friendships, to not only rely on one group. The idea is good, but I am kinda scared of it, as I actually want to be there, and I enjoy the time with my frinds, once we are in conversations, there is actually noone else I feel close to, and consider them as family. I should add, that I am home alone most of the time, and I do not have any verbal or visual contact to other people.
I do not have that extreme attacks as I had before a few other days, where my paranoia of rejection was that strong, that I was crying and wishing to die, but still I have that feeling that I am more a burden to others than I really contribute to their lifes.
I also know that by the support I am giving here sometimes, I can help people with my insights, with my point of view, and it feels good to help, if I am able to, and the positive reactions to that are also good. I also notice that when people from this community reach out for me to ask how I was doing - but less because they really seek for my companianship but more of the worry, that I was doing fine - if I give the feedback, that I am doing fine, noone is reaching out for me.
I doubt there is really much I can do about it. I cannot force others to seek my companianship, it seems the only chance I have is to accept it. I just don’t know how to deal with the pain that comes along with it. If there is a way, to either overcome it, or live with it.
I am so f*cking tired of fighting the pain.