I am a 52 year old woman. I have always been a shy, quiet person around people that I don't know well. I have many friends that I feel comfortable with. But as to other people, in the work force or everyday acquaintances, I don't want to be bothered.
Does this sound selfish, or could it be depression? I am going through menopause at this time and I am not sure if that is the cause. But, I really just like to keep to myself (always did as a child).
When I am not with my b/f, I just want to come home, lock the door, and be at peace. I have two children that are in college full time. So, on the average, I am on my own which I love. I have been divorced for 14 years from my ex-husband. So, I basically raised my children alone. I work with special needs children all day at a Junior High School.
Out of my work environment, I don't want to fraternize with people in the stores, or markets. Why is this happening to me? And, how can I make it better?