I'm a 31-year-old, straight white male. I got OCD, social and other types of anxiety, ADD, hypotonia (low muscle tone), and I've had bouts of low-level depression for most of my life. I take 200mg of sertraline every day. I got a masters degree a couple of years ago, had a breakdown afterwards, worked in an underemployed position in warehouse logistics for three years. I now teach English online.
I had one girlfriend five years ago. It ended with her dumping me after nine months. I have one lifelong close friend, and I still live with my parents, who are getting older.
What does success look like for someone like me? I feel like I have so much potential, but I'm held back by all my problems. Are they excuses? I have a habit of comparing myself to others, but I genuinely don't know what is underneath all the mental illness...I feel like I can't separate myself from them, like my entire life has been a reaction to my brain and body betraying me...
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