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  •  Well I'm gay and disabled (4+ / 0-)

    and the disability - a wheelchair - bothers more people than anything else. That's why I don't talk to many people. And I'm just no longer good in groups. Ive always been anxious and since I've been out of practice for so long I'm no good at it.

    "As long as I think it might make [homophobic 'baggers] happy, I can never retire." - Barney Frank

    by indiemcemopants on Tue Mar 30, 2010 at 11:26:45 PM PDT

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    •  Hmmmm . . . (4+ / 0-)

      I know you're disabled, since you've written about it frequently.  But I see a good many disabled folks out and about here in San Francisco (and believe me, the terrain is not friendly), so I assume you're not saying the disability physically keeps you from going out.  Sounds like it's more the anxiety.

      Anxiety is powerful.  I suffer from it.  I actually did cognitive behavioral therapy for my social anxiety disorder.  I found that very helpful.  Now I can function much better in social situations, although I still lack the ability to get out and meet people.  Of course, it seems harder now that I'm almost 50, HIV+, and have lipodystrophy.  The isolation is one of the things I've written about on my blog.

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