Before the pandemic, I already felt alienated from my social group because I find it hard to connect on an intellectual and emotional level with almost everyone I have met.
Usually this is not a huge problem: I will spend time with my people, become energetically exhausted, and then revel in my alone time at home, away from everyone, to recharge. It wasn’t ideal but somehow I made it work.
But now, even more separated from my social group, and with so much more bullshit to process, I am feeling like my stress, emotion, and anxiety levels are too much for me to deal with. I’m finding it really hard to do basic shit, like continue working, and even feeding myself lately.
My therapist encouraged me to join an online “club” (I grimaced when she said that), and that brought me here. I’ve never been involved in any message board or online community before and I don’t yet know now this all works.
Anyway, hi. I’m new here.