One of the reasons I had wanted to start going to was to relearn some . Too many years of isolating myself sort of left me without normal real life social skills. I had not really had a chance to immerse myself in the whole group therapy process because, since the first time I attended it has been three weeks before the group met again. On one day it had been scheduled the counselor had to cancel it due to illness and the following Monday was a holiday.
One of the women in the group and I had exchanged Facebook information, so we were kind of learning about each other that way, but it was still in a virtual kind of way. Apparently, she had sent me a private Facebook message that I totally did not see. What I found out yesterday, is that she is the sister of someone my husband and I know and…….she practically lives across the road from me!
I think this is totally cool! I actually know someone other than my family that I can talk to. Get this….I explained to her my aversion to having people come into my house. I get really freaked out by it. I do not like people in my house, I am afraid they will touch something or judge me about my house keeping skills. I also asked her if she would be willing to come over to my house for the sole purpose of stressing me out. I know that sounds strange, but what I have discovered about myself is that if I gently push myself outside of my I tend to be able to work myself past what makes me so anxious. I figured since we live so close to each other and are in the same group therapy together, she would be a good person to help me with my issue because she would understand how it would make me feel without me having to explain it. She agreed, and we exchanged numbers. I cannot even remember the last time I exchanged phone numbers with someone.
As you can tell, I am very excited about actually getting to know someone who “gets me” in real life. I am very happy that I made the decision to start group therapy,