On the one hand, I don't have to deal with the nonsense that comes with living in such a Mormon centric community, but on the other hand, it's wicked hard to find real live people to hang out with who are ex-mos. One friend I made on here suggested online forums, which I have lurked and participated in. They are great and very therapeutic at times, but I still need real live people I can see, hear, and touch.
Just wondering what some of the non-morridor ex-mos are doing to combat this need to be with real people who see the world the way they do? When I tell nevermos that I just quit the Mormon church, they just glaze over. It's meaningless to them. They have no concept of the trauma that accompanies an exit. It's not their fault, but it makes it harder for me. I kind of quit explaining to people because they just couldn't get it and it only made it unnecessarily harder for me.
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I truley understand what you are saying. For me, there was, almost an obsession to connect with REAL people, face- to- face. My wife and I attended a few postmormon meetings in our area. It was really great. Check out their website: postmormon.org .... go to Our Community and find a chapter. Looks like there is one in Willmington, NC
Smokey from Idaho
I have suffered from panic attack as well for years. My job required me to go on air every day too. Good new is they go away. When I learned to deal with it, I felt like I grew up as well as out of the church. I used to force myself to be an independent person but then finally learned to let things happen. The time you spend in the process will teach so much about you. On the other hand, I looked for other agendas that concerned myself and tried to socialize with people with the same interest. Forgive me if I am not being clear enough. English is my second language.