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I hate physically being around others

Any way around this?

Therapy’s a good place to start with it.

Nope. Nope nope NOPE.

Start small, work your way up to bigger doses. Develop a tolerance.

You’ll eventually be able to handle yourself well around large crowds for a short amount of time. You may or may not have to pay for it later. (I do. Riles my symptoms.)

I’ll let you know if I ever start enjoying it.

Pixel.

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i hope you find a way,i havent ,i dont really hate be around them in fact sometimes i like it before i moved i use to enjoy reading books at the library because i felt like i was part of the world if only on the fringe.

what i dont like is when they try to include me in their BS which always happens sooner or later.

my solution for myself is to move out to the woods and live in a tent, i cant wait!

@MrSquirrel speaks the truth. About 8 years ago, I had a hard time being around 3 close friends. Just being in their presence made me tremble to the core. I worked on it just slowly increasing my exposure. First it was the little things like the gas station. Then near-empty restaurants, then a full restaurant, and now I’m to the point where I can effortlessly be in a crowd of thousands. To make my point, last Thursday I was at the State Fair here in Illinois, and the place was teeming with people. Easily 5 thousand people there. I didn’t flinch until they started setting off fireworks. They always make me jump…but that’s a little different. Being around the people was fairly easily tolerated.

Just work on your tolerance. Slowly but surely work your way from being a zero to a 10, and then 20, and then 100% of what you are capable of as a person.

Hope this helps and made sense.

Yeah, I agree with pixel and alien. It is not impossible to be around a lot of people. You have to try it and once you have a few successes it will become easier.

I have a girl friend who likes to touch me a fair amount. Sometimes I tolerate it better than other times.

J.

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I also had to start small and build…

I had to start with people I knew… then worked up to strangers.

Little by little…

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I wish there was.