Making friends is something that I’ve struggled with all of my life. I’ve had many acquaintances but very few true friends. I’ve always felt somewhat awkward around others and never really trusted anyone enough to let my guard down and actually allow them to get to see the real me.
Over time when I reached adulthood I stopped interacting with people other than my wife and became somewhat of a hermit. My anxiety disorder took hold and I decided to stop interacting with people face-to-face because it was easier. Instead, I chose to only deal with people over the internet. In fact, my current job allows me to work from home and only talk to my fellow employees and even my boss via online chat.
I have no idea how to make friends as an adult so I’m looking for suggestions. I did purchase “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie via Amazon Kindle and hope that can help. I’m just feeling really lonely and vulnerable at the moment.