Ok folks, I’m new to all of this but figured talking to people about what is going on can’t hurt so here goes.
I was just having a discussion with my significant other about how dependant I can be on people and how much I hate being alone. I have days where it is ok to be alone and I can find something to bide my time, but usually I get real antsy about being by myself. I’ve looked into therapy but it just doesn’t fit into my budget. For the past 5 months I’ve lived alone, but was also bidding my time with an online relationship that I recently ended. I’m seeing someone new that I really enjoy spending time with but she has noticed my need for people and it concerns her. She has her own life and things to do but feels that I am to dependant on her. For the past several years my life has consisted of going to work and coming home to be online with my Internet relationship. I don’t have many friends, and I have no real interests or hobbies. I love being outdoors, but its still winter in my part of the world and not a lot is going on out there yet.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.