Can anyone explain why I find it so difficult to see friends and family? I am married with children and fine with them but I work from home and spend the majority of my time alone. I am happy with this and very much enjoy my own company. I do often wish I was one of those people with a big network of friends and family though and a healthy, busy active social life as I know that a support network is very important and locking yourself away is not healthy. I just panic at the thought of having to see people. I dont think anyone that knows me would EVER guess this. I come across as bubbly, happy outgoing, caring and friendly but when my friends text me to ask to get together I freeze. I genuinely just wish everyone would leave me alone but I know I would just end up v lonely. Why do I feel this way? I have v nice friends I promise! I just feel I dont have anything to say to them, I also feel that I can deal with feeling low when I am on my own but it takes so much energy to hide it from others that I would rather not see people. I would love to hear from anyome that has felt the same and found a really effective way to get past it.