Hearing you about your loneliness. @P12 I did not mean my essay to minimise that.
The "special" word can be problematic, if it sweeps the reasons for the lack of "social fit" under the carpet.
It is good that you are getting stronger, in self reliance Dont discount that. If you have learned how to do things or manage by your self, that is a WIN.
Welcome to the forum. For a while it made a huge difference to my sense connection to society and reduced my loneliness. Take Care
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