Grieving the End of "Normal" (continued)
It is not as though this has been a solution for my PTSD and that it has “gone away”. I understand that this will never happen. Now, though, I can acknowledge that this is who I am and be patient with myself if I’m not acting or reacting like everyone else in the room to whatever is happening in the moment. I am not the person that has a huge circle of friends, I am not the person everyone searches to connect with on Facebook, and no one contacts me for any type of school reunions.
I don’t have a wide social circle. But I hold my family dear and I enjoy the friendships that I do have, and at the level that I am able to maintain them. I am grateful.