I feel like everybody is working against me, even people who I know care about me. Sometimes I feel like it's a big collaboration; a cruel experiment. I know that this isn't logical, but it doesn't stop me from noticing strange "coincidents". Sometimes I even feel like when I'm telling my best friend things about my day, he already knows. I'll notice what seems like people "tripping up" on what will suddenly feel like a scripted conversation or response. I've been feeling this way, on and off, for many years.
It doesn't make sense that all the people I know would collaborate to pick on me. I know that I am not that special. I know I shouldn't feel this way. But I do.
More than wanting to know 'why' I'm paranoid all the time, I want to know how to 'not' feel paranoid all the time.
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