From the female camp here, I feel exactly the same. I don't think it is at all unusual to feel this way. But I believe anxiety/DP, etc. comes before an inability to instigate or maintain a long-term relationship. Then the vicious cycle starts. The anxiety/DP intereferes with forming relationships, the subsequent loneliness merely exacerbates everything ... at least this has been my experience.sebastian said:I find the lack of having a steady girlfriend quite traumatizing actually. It took me awhile to realize that this was actually causing a lot of my distress. As pedestrian as it is, i actually find myself, as i age, growing more and more concerned about finding a long term "partner". I'm finding it more and more difficult finding single women around my age when i go out, and more and more of my friends are getting hitched. It's depressing really, and it probably augments anxiety a great deal.
LOL. I can laugh sebastian, but don't agree with this totally, again in my situation at least. Firstly, I believe it is known that a long-term relationship, a healthy one, adds to overall well-being -- off course the Catch 22 for all of us re: this is our inability to find/hold onto such a relationship.sebastian said:As far as the sex part goes...well, i guess one of the benefits of having a narcissistic disorder is that "self-love" becomes almost more enjoyable than the real thing.