I used to have a few really good friends with whom I could share the really tough stuff w/o feeling awkward and there was plenty of socializing on a lighter side.
Now I feel like pretty much no one likes me. A few folks are polite when it is required. A few folks will socialize with me, but rarely.
So, I conclude I am pretty much awful to be with ... pretty much awful, period.
A hard pill to swallow since I don't think I am awful and I want to be liked.
They say human relationships are the key to success in life and to happiness -- well, I have almost none and the feedback I get is mostly negative.
Not sure how to change who I am -- I am over 50 -- but being treated like sh%t pretty much makes me feel like sh%t and then I start behaving like the loser everyone treats me as ...
Sorry ... just feeling desperately sad.