I've attempted online support groups in the past but I've never gotten past filling out the profile details. So this is my first time actually reaching out. I have been housebound with agoraphobia for 5 years now (I've left around once or twice a year) and lately I've been in the worst shape yet. I've realised that I no longer have any plans or expectations or even hope for getting better. I have a wonderful husband who still somehow puts up with me but he's gone 12-16 hours a day working hard at the peak of his career that he truly enjoys. I have a part time roomate/ best friend who trys to help me not feel so lost and alone but there is only so much he can do. I'm more lost and alone than ever before and I am desperately afraid that this is how it will be until I can no longer take it. I really don't expect to find any magical answers as I am very much aware of the things available to me that I could or should and have or haven't tried. I just desperately need human interaction. I'm smart and witty and patient with others and very understanding. I'm also unreliable and inconsistent and generally bad at being a friend. I have a successful dog boarding business for a bit of financial supplementation to a very small monthly disability check. Husband and roomate do all of the people parts and I care for the furry guests. I get joy and some satisfaction there... Idk what else to say.
I am an 18 year old girl who feels like a monster. Because of this, I am afraid of being out in public. Everyone stares at me and runs away. I have no hair on any part of my body. I am not interested in wearing a wig or head covering. I just want to be me. No one seems to accept me. I have alopecia.
Hey everyone! My name is Jake, brand new here and you all seem so lovely to be arround so I figured this is where I would seek some assistance. For all my life (22 now) I have been pretty confident and strong in mind and have been able to deter any potential spurts of anxiousness I may have. Suddenly, out of the blue this past Tuesday, I was hit with an overwhelming and dreadful amount of...