This is not really a question, just more of an observation... I read a lot of posts on the forum here, although I don't always comment. I never know quite how to say it, but I've noticed that many of you have LIVES....you're married, you have kids, you have friends, you work, go to school, etc. How do all you manage that with the PTSD?!? I'm really amazed how you can all handle so much, and admire you really. I mean me, I am this total hermit. PTSD just consumes my life entirely, and I've altered my life totally to accomodate it. My family is around now, but they have to push me to do anything, even brush my teeth, or shower or eat. I have no friends, not in a relationship (and never have been, either!), I don't have a job, I don't go to school, I never go anywhere.... in fact... I could stay inside for 2 weeks or more as long as I had food. When I am out somewhere, I stare at the ground, talk to myself, avoid eye contact, avoid people. Just avoid, avoid, avoid basically. And most of the time I don't really feel that bad about it either. Actually a lot of the time I feel nothing at all. I am getting better, I'm starting to do more and my family is helping me and coming on here helps me as well.... but I don't know... am I the only person on here who is like so totally cut off from society? Did some of you used to be like me and then got better? Really, I just don't know how you do it.