Sep 16 2006, 8:59 am / Don't know
I think my biggest issue with this disorder is that I never had any close friendships(other than my husband). I think having a good friend while growing up would have really helped me deal with things. I had friends but not anybody that I would feel comfortable with or trust to tell my thoughts and feelings.
I love my husband and I do consider him my best friend. I just feel I missed out on having a friend to just call when I wanted to share some good news. Or If I am having a bad day it would be nice to vent to a friend.
Now that I am in my thirties I feel it is even harder to get to know someone on a higher level. Everyone is busy with their family and kids. We all lead such busy lives now a days that it is such a challenge to fit in having a friend.
I hope as I grow and deal with GAD and SA issues that I can open up to people and make some lasting relationships.