I'm pretty new here, like today new. But I have to jump right on in and ask a question. When you are going/are into a Loner Cycle, how do you deal with family/friends who don't understand it? I'm in the phase right now, and I think people are mad at me but I don't care. I kind of feel bad but then I don't. I don't explain anything. I just go there and stay there for as long as needed. I have a feeling this one will be about 60-90 days. I'm about 45 days in now. I feel like I've been pushed to my maximum with the emotional overload and needy people who want to use me and hang me out to dry without a second thought. Which I'm used to, but still it gets to be unbearable sometimes. And I felt like I was about to snap.... I have only been associating with people I barely know. I can't explain that one but it feels great. So...how and what do you do to handle it?