When I hangout with friends or family for a long time I want to socially isolate. I go vape in the car alone.
When I do this I feel sad.
I am similar. Need to recharge after socialising. It drains me trying to be normal and pretend to laugh and smile and stuff.
I’m an introvert so sometimes I prefer isolation.
Exactly, I need to recharge too.
In a song called revelation Eminem says “it felt like isolating my self was healthy”, felt like we were on welfare but wealthy… sort of following in those steps, pretty sad really!
I go to the bathroom and sit out to kill as much time as possible alone.
Nobody is more isolated and alone than me. It bothers me just a teeny, tiny bit. Not too much. When I was young, it used to bother me a LOT! Used to make me extremely depressed. I was miserable over it. But now, I have invisible friends.
I need to recharge after work and prolonged socializing.
I fall into this pattern also. I get socially exhausted, so I hide. Then I feel lonely and sad later, because I didn’t socialize ENOUGH. It is a hard balance to strike.
Whenever I go somewhere in public, like a party or an event, I always find a hiding spot. A storage closet, or a heavy curtain, or a space underneath a table. It was more socially acceptable when I was a kid. Now, I just look like a weirdo.
I pretty much spend all of my time alone these days. I work from home these days so I don’t even see my co-workers face-to-face anymore… I occasionally chat with my neighbors but that’s about it. I do have a dog and two cats that are all very social so they keep me from feeling lonely.
I like to isolate, keeping quiet and remaining calm. Keeps me from the psych ward.
I social isolation
I isolate a lot. I think it is because I get overstimulated and tend to shut down after too much socialization and activities. Its also because of this illness.
I isolate a lot.
I’m just at home by myself with my dog but since I met my new boyfriend he encourages me to go out a bit when we are together weekends.
I need to recharge too. I find it draining as well. I enjoy socializing for the most part at home but not in public so much. I’d much rather have a conversation beer and a smoke. I am by myself usually two days a week now. It’s not something I enjoyed at first but I am getting used to it, thanks to the forum.
Yeah, i also feel a need to recharge and isolate whilst doing so. it’s all very overwhelming
The only socialising i do is here and chatting to hubby everyday, i don’t have a social life, im a house hermit mostly. Its too much seeing anyone
I started ‘adult daycare’ a while back. It requires much less social skills. It’s much better than dealing with normal people.