2 thoughts on “Chronic Loneliness, Like Stress, Taxes the Immune System

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    1. On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate your relationship with yourself? If you dislike yourself, you will unwittingly invite others to do the same.
    3 if 1 is the lowest and 10 is the top

    2. Are you self-critical? If so, you unwittingly invite others to think less of you, too.
    Yes I am very self-critical

    3. How do others perceive you? If you put yourself in their shoes, do they see someone who is open to connection?
    I’m not sure. I think they see me as outwardly friendly but not easy to get close to.

    4. How mature are you emotionally? To the degree that you are emotionally regressive, you unwittingly require others to help shoulder your burden.
    I don’t require others to shoulder my burden at all. I hide my pain.

    5. How do you perceive others? Are they people with burdens similar to your own, or do you see them as “problem-free” or having an unfair advantage in life? If so, you will unwittingly push them away.
    I see most people as connected more than myself. I feel lost at making close connections but feel that most people around me are able to make connections.

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  • January 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I am a 47yr old male who has never had a girlfriend or sex. I was badly hurt and rejected by a girl at college and again by a psychology student years later so that is my only true experience of women. Luckily, my parents live nearby but when they are gone I know for sure I will become a pensioner suicide spastic.

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