Hi Tofler, yep, me too. I used to be alright, but gradually withdrew and have tried and failed to gel with new people a few times, in volunteer/adult education settings, because of my other problems. Partly I find it hard to be interested enough, and didn't have much interest in my welbeing. I'm hoping tackling the MH issues will help me be easier with people. You've had a marriage breakdown, haven't you? That must be a big factor- long term couples don't 'need' friends as much as single people do I reckon. When I was in a long term relationship, I didn't feel as lonely, despite the lack of social circle. How often is the support group you've started going to?
Hi betterinrecovery, sorry to hear it, if you do feel like giving a longer answer, I'd be interested. I'm not sure who everyone is and their backgrounds, sorry.