Are any of you like me? I don't want to be in reality ....ALL the time! I am a case report for classic PTSD, considering all the shit I have had to go through all my life, especially as an adult.
As an child with an unresponsible adult alcoholic mom, she nor I wanted to see anything called reality. We were enmeshed, yes, and too much. It was, and still stands, as emotional incest. Codependency. Shit. Nothing "normal" people would consider loving. That left me with a classic habit of withdrawal. She was the model for it. Damn!!!!
Anyway, I was reading into a workbook today called "Life after Trauma". I was shocked by its frankness, since it said to put it down if too much was coming up. And one clear symptom is actually the subject of this letter (finally :-): increasing isolation when stress increases.
I have to get a job, no something I could follow up on, more like a career. And one avenue, or rather supplement, came up this past year since I lost my driver's license for medical reasons. My wife knew someone who did medical tran>