Yesterday, I had the first day of my graduate school course on Educational Psychology. I've already taken Developmental Psychology when I was an undergraduate, so there are really no surprises there. Yet, psychology courses are all the same: they just make you wonder how screwed up you and everyone you know are. The answer? Very.
We were studying Erikson's stages of development. Apparently, I am in the phase of intimacy versus isolation. I am supposed to move out of this phase in about a year and a half because it is supposed to last from 19 years to 25 years. The idea is that this is the time that emotionally healthy people get married.
It begs the question: Is my isolation a symptom of emotional unwellness? Maybe it is.