Adapting to a new life of awkwardness due to a traumatic life experience.
Please no one come near me.
My parents sat my siblings and I down in our living room to announce that they are getting a divorce. Before my mother said anything, I took the words out of her mouth. My father said nothing.
I ran outside, with my mother following. I asked her to go back inside, and I sat on my front steps until I was ready to go back inside and isolate myself in my bedroom.
My social skills started deteriorating(I started disliking people in general). I wouldn't be able to look people in the eyes.
As I started developing trust issues, I also started becoming a different type of socially awkward: I would either talk too much to make others uncomfortable, or be unable to hide how uncomfortable I was.
I started adapting to the idea of living in two different houses, and working on my social skills more.
Hey dad, come here.
To get through this traumatic experience, my friends helped me redevelop these lost social skills, and my messed up mentality. With the support from these friends, I was able to fix most of what has been altered.