Ask Amy: Overwhelmed man wants to withdraw
Dear Amy: I'm struggling. We started a business and had a baby during the pandemic. My wife and I have become reclusive (especially me).
The isolation has caused me to lose my social graces.
Basically, I just feel annoyed by everyone.
I don't want to get together with people.
My increased presence on social media has shown me how crazy some of these friends’ ideas are.
I liked them better when I knew less. I could just focus on what we have in common. I've discovered some very unattractive traits about a lot of the people I interact with.
I'd like to ask how to return to previous ways, but I don't know if I even want to.
I still do some things: I play sports and coach, but I don't really socialize much.
I used to go to parties, bars, golf outings, etc.
I just don't feel like doing these things anymore, and I’m turned off by people.