I don't know if anyone else is like this, but I'm the type of person who likes to be alone sometimes, so I can think, relax, decompress, cry, smile, whatever.
Since getting sick, neither of my parents leave the house almost ever. They're both retired early, and I never ever..ever..have the house to myself. If one parent leaves to go grocery shopping, the other is still here.
I know I can go up to my room and be alone there, but it's not the same as having the whole house to myself and knowing no one will come bugging me. They're probably trying to help by never leaving me alone, but it's not a help. When I encourage them to go somewhere, do something, anything, they tell me they don't have anywhere to go...which they really don't, their friends don't live near here and their friends are all still working. And I'm really tired of listening to them fight all the time, it's a lot to be around constantly.
Long story short, there is always someone here. And it's driving me a little bit crazy. I'm too sick to go out or I would. Sometimes I just...want to be alone.
Is it weird to want to be alone? Or weird that them being here all the time drives me crazy?
PS: I'm 21, and I'm so thankful they're willing to take care of me but... I assume it's a need for normal independence, but I don't really know.