I don't know how many of you have gone through this phase or experinecing it right now or before. But have you ever noticed that online working makes you more isolated. I mean i am doing some of the freelancing jobs when panda hits started and now settling for similar jobs. I realized that despite outsourcing i have to spend more than 10 hours on computer and i rarely get time for socializing offline. I know some of my family members and relatives don't feel good about it. Some even think that this is because i have no job as per their perception and i am spending time on the internet to pass time. Which is funny considering amount of stress it gives me. Does it ever happened to you that you choose online working over 9to5 and now some of the friends which were in touch with you are not anymore because they have more corporate position or earnings or different life than you? Or you feel awkward while talking about freelancing jobs? or similar other awkward feeling when you suddenly get among more people than you have seen for last few months or year? Mind you i am introvert but sometimes less communication with people does make me a bit uncomfortable when i am all alone. I guess i was mix of introvert and extrovert as per situation and it backfired while working online. :/ I know i am starting to get anxious for socializing, maybe i am overworking and needs to relax etc. What about you? felt a bit isolated ? how you managed situation like this?