Evan-- I'm so sorry you're going through this with your sister
I do thank you for the reminder of how normal my family is, though
My aunts are both insane but at least it's harmless insanity. I wish I had some sort of profound advice for you, though it doesn't seem that there's any way to get through to her. And I agree with Nancy...use the CIA thing to your advantage
Sayoransbear-- I totally get what you mean about social contact. I find it exhausting... I like being around my friends, but it wears me out pretty quickly and so I tend to avoid it. I HATE when therapists try to tell you what you think (come to think of it, I hate when my husband does it too)... there are a very, very select few people I can tolerate being around (including people I would consider close friends), and that is limited to my parents, my husband, and my best friend. And that's only because they understand that I need "breaks" and that I don't talk a lot, etc...or they just have the same sort of personality... if I'm spacing out, I'm just recharging. Hanging out with people who talk a lot, etc is exhausting to me. It sounds like your hubby "gets" you, so enjoy it...there's nothing wrong with you two being the only people the other can stand, lol.
Work today was absolutely miserable... I kept having this suspicious feeling that I was surrounded by idiots.... and then I realized I work for the government.