Disconnected socially and emotionally

One of my main issues right now is being flat and feeling quite disconnected… I don’t seem to be having psychosis my medication treats that very well however I feel quite disconnected emotionally and socially.

I don’t have friends. I only spend time with my immediate family. I am trying to get back into some voluntary work come January now that my mood is improved to help with all of this.

I was wondering if anyone feels the same way.

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to me, everyone is a friend

but I don’t keep them in my life

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I rarely socialize outside of my parents in real life, plus a friend i text with every day. It can be hard to interact. I think doing some volunteer work sounds like a good idea. It will get you out and around people and give you something to do. Good luck with it! I hope it works out for you.

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Do you go to the gym or have a hobby?

Emotional flatness sucks, but it’s possible to rewire your brain so you can feel strong emotions again.

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I am in the same situation for 8 years now. I am not sure I can break the cycle of it if I am honest now it has been so long.

I do wonder why sometimes, but I think you can only blame the illness for so much.

I wasn’t particularly good at the friends thing even before diagnosis.

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No I don’t go to the gym but I walk my dog twice a day. I am currently unable to do any sport not even swim due to frozen shoulder that may need surgery.

My current hobby is playing the PlayStation. But I have just applied to work at the local dogs trust with rescue dogs hopefully I will be starting that in January. Also doing a few hours at the local farm shop too.

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That’s great, @Fanny_Longbottom!

It seems you have a lot of love for animals. We also work our emotions with them.

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I’m the exact same way @Fanny_Longbottom. I have zero friends, outside my immediate family and struggle with being emotionally flat. I do volunteer once a week ,which helps somewhat with getting out of the house. I still dread it the day before, even though I’ve been doing it for 6 months

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It’s great you volunteer @anon49063606 it’s one reason I also want to volunteer is to just get me out the house.

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I literally have zero social life, although I am seeing a friend tomorrow for the first time in a over a year. I’m hoping work can provide with a social life and I hope I can make lots of new friends when I go back to university in 2019. Having no social life sucks. It’s so lonely and I miss the laughs/banter.

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I’m socially disconnected and to some extent emotionally disconnected. My latest pdoc said the AP I was on has a tendency to make you emotionally flat. I’ve never been good at social interaction and making friends so can’t say it’s exclusively a mental illness related thing. Though mental illness may have exacerbated it.

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