I just want to know if anyone else is going through what I'm going through, I'm sure I'm not unique!
What's been happening over Christmas is this - my uncle and also a friend of my mum's both came to visit us at some point during the Christmas and the New Year. This was a good experience and I know them both fairly well and so I am familiar with them.
However, I don't mean to be over analytical or anything, but I have noticed a communication barrier always created by one person who seems to take it upon themselves to almost act like "head councilor" and when a group is sitting around a table without my presence they tend to lead a discussion about me - normally to at least one person but often with other people sitting round listening too. Unfortunately don't know how I do it but I always seem to be in listening distance and hear some of what they say or at least enough to know the "head councilor" is talking about me. I have nothing against maybe a two minute discussion about my mental health state but I find it rather intrusive for someone unqualified (or they may be qualified doesn't matter) to be doing this in my living environment over Christmas and the New Year. I get ample advice and help from my gp and I trust his opinion, my gp surgery is a safe separate environment which I feel comfortable talking about my feeling and being criticized from a professional viewpoint. I find it so unprofessional of visitors to behave in this way.