Losing connection is too easy nowadays when almost every avenue for in person interaction is closed off

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It’s not as easy to just grab a bite to eat with someone when every outside interaction comes with the specter of covid infection. This also closes off a lot of ways to create new friends. I recently have gotten back into a card game that could offer me new avenues of creating friendships, but the venues for meeting to play are dens of covid disregard. Social media is a tentative way to connect but it rarely offers the kind of comfort that seeing people in person creates. I have never been the type of person to create online friendships with strangers from across the globe. My parents were all too effective at instilling “stranger danger” type fear over chatrooms into me as a child. I am also a person who is just afraid of posting anything too personal online. That is part of the therapeutic (hopefully) quality of this blog, to offer a more honest (although technically anonymous) space for myself. I hope also that talking through these things, if you know me or not, will be in some way relatable to you, reader. We live in lonely times, and it’s easy to feel disconnected but we all have a lot more in common than we usually think.

https://thestruggler625964548.wordpress.com/2020/11/02/disconnection

I always hope to chat and display my openness to them and a strong desire to connect

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They may poke around any bit of me, ask any question of me, observe, and decide what they think. I’ll have no control over them, but only let them in and, if they come, gratefully respond according to each. If ever they will tell me something they want of me I will feel a particular desire to accommodate them.

https://aspidistras.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/where-the-fuck-is-this-leading

The way we learn to relate with others when we’re babies weaves the patterns we then repeat with every person we connect with for the rest of our lives

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It’s important to understand your/your loved ones attachment styles to use as another tool for communication & for your own self-awareness. The more attention we can concentrate on how one’s behavior & characteristics have been informed, the more we can come to appreciate the unique ways in which they express their love for us.

https://notesbynani.com/self-awareness-hack-whats-your-attachment-style

I am so starved for human interaction and connection these days

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For the past few years, I’ve felt like I’ve had a dark storm cloud over my head. It forced me to withdraw from the world, which now I know I needed in order to heal and determine the types of relationships I wanted to manifest in my life. Since that period has passed, I am so so so eager to get in the world and connect…. but for obvious reasons, that is a bit difficult at the moment, so I’m grateful for any interaction, even if it is someone asking Mila what kind of bug she is holding.

https://thestruggleisteal.com/2020/08/20/emotional-regulation-and-momming

What I didn’t anticipate was the help it would provide me

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Giving myself a space to let out some of my thoughts and experiences and sharing them publicly has allowed me to feel a sense of relief, like a weight off my shoulders. It has allowed me to connect with people who have shared my struggles, people I would never have spoken to otherwise. It has allowed me to feel less alone, less alienated, and less misunderstood. It has allowed me to feel validated. Most importantly, it has allowed me to turn such negative struggles into something much more positive.

https://zahrahtalks.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/zahrah-shares