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Is there an answer?

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  • Posted By: WillyL
  • April 17, 2012
  • 11:19 PM

Hi, just hoping people have any advice please? I m a 36 year old man and feel tense and awkward most of the time. Particularly around people where I often tense up, searching for the right thing to say all the time instead of just relaxing and enjoying the conversation, so I don't really talk much and, so it seems I continually isolate myself. I have a few friends but don't see them much these days for these reasons and also building relationships is really hard work, so I ve spend most of my life single. I can't seem to find any sense of fun or light heartedness these days just serious all the time, worrying. I find it very difficult to stay in the present and just enjoy the moment. I feel like every aspect of my life has turned out wrong. On top of this I have gone through a phase of using recreational drugs which everyone I know seems to know about and most don't want to know me anymore or have lost any respect for me. Now I have stopped taking them but it could be too late to rebuild a lot of these relationships. I've always been sensitive and take a lot of the negativity people express towards me personally. I just lost my job and worry about what the future will hold for me and can only envisage lonliness and emptiness. As well as this I spend a lot of time feeling lost, that is I've done various degrees in my life, but done nothing with them vocationally. I feel like I was pushed in the wrong direction from the off by parents. I'm always starting things but rarely finishing them. I can't seem to value my artistic leanings as I come from a practical family. I feel like I just want to give up most of the time. I wonder if making big changes in my life will help but really don't know where to start...

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