I’m so, so lonely. I have a wonderful family, but they have friends and can’t be around me all the time, you know? I have a few friends, but they’ve all grown apart from me and found new friends, especially since they all went to college and I’ve been spending this year at home, trying to get a handle on my depression. I’m also an introverted person, and I let that plus my anxiety in social situations get in the way of meeting new people. I’m so lonely and just crave human connection that’s not shallow or fake or only over text, you know? Humans probably aren’t meant to feel lonely for long periods of time. I just want to be spending time in the same room as at least one other person who isn’t required to be with me (aka family haha). I also need to figure out how to treat myself with respect before I can treat others with respect because I’m really struggling with self worth. But I feel like that’s going to take ages, and I don’t want to wait that long to be with someone. I don’t know if anyone else has felt similarly? Probably, since we are in a “loneliness group” lol.
I have issues with alcohol. I sometimes drank up to 35 units a week. Frequently drove drunk. Had some dark thoughts.However the last few weeks Have cut down to about 20 units. I dont drink everyday.Im wondering if after a period of Alchol abuse-do people ever return to being just a social drinker? Has that ever happened?