What is so great about life?
I've had social phobia all my life and is now accompanied with moderate to severe depression.
I had chosen to retire at age 57 because the job that I had was about to be eliminated through automation.
Retirement had turned me into a miserable recluse. I don't know why I can't just die in my sleep and join my parents in heaven just be done with this day-to-day misery.
I had tried a 55+ mobile home community and just stayed inside on most days because of my social phobia and depression.
I later had decided to sell, buy a small motorhome, a campground membership and was thinking, at that time, that walking and hiking around campgrounds, usual in the countryside, should help me with my social phobia and depression.
If other campers started to dislike me because I don't go out and talk to them, I know that I'd only be around them for two to three weeks before I would have to move to another campground as per my campground membership's rules.
In choosing this fulltime RV, roaming around lifestyle, I only had worsend my social phobia and depression. I often, waste half the day in bed just to make my day feel shorter. I lie in bed and wonder what keeps waking me up into another day of misery.
I don't know why I don't want to talk to people because, I've grownup in a large family, even sharing bedrooms with other brothers because we didn't have enough rooms.
I had been to see many doctors that had performed many tests and had prescribed many medications over most my life and it hasn't done anything for my social phobia.
I've thought about retirement apartment complexes as a way to force myself to be around people and maybe,that would help me overcome this awful social phobia.
I've heard of cohousing communities that share a common kitchen dining room, living room and community vegetable garden while each having their own small House, townhouse, condominium, or apartment. I've wondered if I would be welcomed in places like that or, if these places are meant only for socialites.
Sometimes, it helps to type these emails even, if it doesn't lead to any help.