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I’ve always been the reserved kind. I find it hard to make friends and even harder to keep in touch after making said friends.The only constant fixture in my life is my family. Looking back, I realise I always preferred my company to another person’s.
Recently though, I’m beginning to feel really lonely. The solitude I always craved doesn’t seem to work anymore. I don’t have much friends since all the friends I make at a stage of my life tend to disappear at the end of that stage.
I’m not very free with guys and being the kind of person that I am, relationships always seemed like a chore.I mean, you have to consider the person when making decisions. You have to create time, make calls etc
Now, I’m 22 and still schooling. I started to make attempts to connect with guys, but it’s like I lose interest after few weeks. When a small issue comes up, I just tell myself it’s not worth the stress, and I withdraw.
It’s the order of things now. I meet someone, develop an interest and we connect for a while; then, he does something I’m not very happy with, and my old self shows up. My friends say I’m cold and short tempered.
How do I adjust after avoiding them for so long?
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