My 1st party in 7 years

I am so happy my friend invited me to her son’s birthday party. There were 8 families of people my age - wonderful people, amazing atmosphere. I realized I haven’t been on a party for 7 years. I left earlier because after so much isolation I felt anxious and overwhelmed. But I am very happy I went!

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I wish I could buy a big flat with a huge living room so that I could throw a party from time to time. I do feel the mood for throwing a party sometimes, probably once in every 6 months. Currently I only have a small livingroom which can only have 4-6 people.

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I’m glad you were able to have a good time!

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green6, I’d be happy if I can invite 5-6 ppl. I am living with my retired parents and can’t have parties. But I remember when I was 20 I used to throw the best parties in the neighborhood. Sweet memories! :slightly_smiling_face:
thanks, Noise! <3

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I’m glad you had a good time at the party. I hope you attend future ones. I’ll tell you about one I recently went to. About a half-year ago my pregnant niece came to town and we had the families of the future Mother and Father over for a get together. I was nervous because I didn’t have much to say about my life because it was going nowhere. So I just said politely “I’m fine” to anyone who asked and didn’t elaborate. In essence that made me an isolated member of the group. But it was still cool because the food was great, and I saw people who had failed to get along in the past come together in solidarity for the future baby. The coolest part was when my brother had a toast with the other future grandfather. You don’t have to be the life of the party to enjoy it. By the way the baby is in the World today and I love to see her on pictures sent by my niece.

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I am glad you were able to have a good time, it shows a good step forward you were able to cope and enjoy it, I understand with the isolation and how hard it is when socialising now matter how much you want to… I hope you feel proud of yourself? You deserve too

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Blizzard, I agree. When I was 20 year old I was the heart of the parties. I was drinking and smoking lots of weed back then to feel I fit - I am sure my disease started in my teens. I am happy I didn’t have to drink to socialize.
Dante13, you are right - I should be proud of myself. Didn’t think about it. Actually I was afraid of going.

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Yay! Great for you! Happy to hear it went so well!

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Glad you had a good time @VanGogh.

wow, thats pretty cool, well done :slight_smile: :+1:

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Thank you for your comments. I think 5-6ppl is not enough for a decent party. At perties, you’d better have some choices about to whom you decide to talk. With only 4-6 people,you may find it’s hard to get a suitable talking partner. So my idea is the number of guests for a party should be over 10 with lots of drinks and food. :grinning:

green6, I used to make parties with over 40 people… It’s hard socializing, even people who know about my condition lose patience with me…I am pretty depressed right now :frowning:

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Don’t worry, you will get new friends as long as you get your symptoms under control. Once you are stable for long, you will restore your ability for socializing.

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green6, I believe you, but right now I am losing patience, people think I am spoiled or lazy, they don’t understand I have problems, even this friend who came with me to see my psychiatrist lost patience with me, I am not going to call her for a while…I am invited to another party with another friend this Thursday

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