When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. We may get discouraged with ourselves because our moods change from one minute to the next. We may make plans for some event we really want to attend, then come right down to the time we're supposed to leave and not want to go. We may feel content with our job one day, then want to quit and go back to school the next. " What's going on?" we ask ourselves in frustration. Because we're happy and content one minute doesn't mean we're going to feel the same way later. When we're starting on our recovery, our mood swings will be very dramatic. We aren't accustomed to expressing our feelings, so it's only natural that they all want to be heard at once.
It's okay to change our feelings or opinions about something. As time goes on, our mood swings will lessen. We need to remember we are growing and experiencing in a way we never have before. Patience with ourselves and our conflicting feelings will help us accept where we are. I need to remember it's okay for me to feel. Hmm!