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Dear Polly,. I used to be a very social, very extroverted, strange, creative, and fun person. Where I previously thought of myself as cutting edge, ahead of the crowd, and misunderstood in a young-creative-person sort of way, I realize now that was just arrogance to cover up a lack of social skills, which I should have been developing as an adolescent instead of pretending to be too cool for everyone. Something about my manner is off-putting to people. I was really depressed and suicidal as a teenager. Both of my parents were very self-involved and hypercritical, and I was filled with hopelessness because no matter what, I was never going to get approval for anything that I did, although I was an A student and stayed out of trouble.
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I have in me the desire to matter most to someone, to be the first phone call, the first person they think of. Skip navigation! Story from Relationships. Shani Silver. You had a date on national holidays!
I am in my late 30s and have the outward trappings of a reasonably successful life: well-paid job, house in a good area, friends and reasonable family relationships. I wear dark clothes and try to fade away in the background so no one notices how awful I look. I have always been shy and have had real problems with romance. I missed developing emotionally in my 20s, as my father died young and I was obliged to stay at home with my mother and sister to try to provide some stability. Ironically, I have found in my 30s that I usually find it easier to talk to women than men due to being sensitive, and people regularly assume that I am gay.