We continue to get invited to their kids’ parties, but I have to be honest, I HATE going.
This can make you feel even more isolated and alone.
You may be feeling guilty as this is a very common feeling for survivors to have.
I don’t recall ever having non-family adults at my parties growing up, and if we had kids I guess maybe it would make more sense to me. taking on jerk-friend qualities, let’s say, if you concoct a bunch of ways to shift blame onto the hosts for somehow making you not want to attend their party. Wish the peanut a happy birthday from us.”Maybe I’m just getting old and uncrabby, but I’m feeling more sympathy for party-throwers these days, not less. If you don’t want the proffered food, then, fine, but I think we’d all do well to resist biting the hand.
I like children related to me, but I’m not really a “kid” person. Or even better -- blaming society for foisting on such innocents like you the institution of the adult invitation to a child’s party that your parents’ generation was much too sensible to impose. Dear Carolyn: This may be an odd question but I am wondering if you have any tips for how to wind up a conversation. Endings can feel rude or even unkind, in an “OK, I’m done with you now” kind of way.
The good news is that there are several things you can do to help prevent relapsing once you’ve complete your sexual addiction treatment program.