I'm 29 and I have congenital muscular dystrophy. I can't seem to socialise and make connections with people. I sometimes go out to meet people, but I don't know how to start conversations. I often think that I might be acting strange by going up to people and simply talking to them. I also don't know how to build friendships. I’m friendly with people, but I tend to avoid talking to them too much in case I might be too “in your face”, which means I don’t talk to them much at all.
I also like to have a girlfriend, but I’ve lost a lot of confidence now that my health has changed. I’m using a machine to breathe, I can’t feed myself and I have someone with me all day. I don’t know if I’ll be able to bring myself to try and meet someone.
Do you know of anywhere that could help me be better at socialising?