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Re: What you may be doing that keeps you from making friends

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I know what you mean MerryMac. Although mine is not as severe as yours I do obsess on either unfinished tasks or some idea or thought I’ve got on my mind. I can make my self bite the bullet and struggle through events but I’m constantly thinking about what ever my obsession is. I get back to what ever I’m obsessing on the first second I get the chance. It often makes me irritable while I wait. At best I’m a bad host or guest because I don’t engage in socializing very well.

I had the same experience you had with making the perfect play list for a Hawaii themed party we were hosting. I spent hours finding the perfect music for the party even though I could have just tuned in a Hawaii themed station on Pandora.com. But they would play non-perfect music. I continued for 30 minutes after the party started and probably would have kept going if my wife hadn’t come in and yelled at me for being rude to our guests.

This also contributed to me losing a very good job.

Tell you doctor about it. Ask for meds for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, particularly those that help treat obsessive thinking. You probably don’t have OCD but that doesn’t mean that the meds won’t help. I’m trying that right now but it’s too early to tell if it’s effective.

Good luck,

WW

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