We had friends round last night, and then went to a local bonfire display with the same friends this evening and i've just been feeling grumpy, tired and unsociable the whole time. I often turn down social invites on a Friday night because I know I won't cope and will just be grumpy. We were invited back to theirs for a few drinks after fireworks and my OH went but I've had to make excuses and go home - I feel really rude but I just cannot face sitting around making small talk and am getting riled by just being around people. It's nothing personal to them as they are our friends, but I find myself going through phases like this sometimes when I just cannot stand to be around people (other than my OH whom I can sit with in comfortable quiet) where I have to converse! I am so much happier now im curled up on the sofa with the cat. Is anyone else like this? Am I miserable toad? Is it because we spend so much time in the week communicating with 30 energy-draining little people? Im only 25 but have always been reluctant with certain social events - I pretty much always turn down going anywhere at the weekend that will involve sleeping at someone elses house as I hate not being able to go to bed when I like and 'wasting' part of my weekend.