How do I temporarily go through life without friends?
July 29, 2012 3:03 PM Subscribe
How do I cope with daily life without any friends? I feel like my latest attempts at making friends is going nowhere..
posted by morning_television to Human Relations (10 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Almost all of my closest friends have moved away. I'm 26 and I still live in my hometown, planning to move away pretty soon. Lately though, it's been getting harder and harder to go through life without the support of friends. I'm a bit socially awkward but once I feel confident in knowing the other person has a genuine interest in being friends, I open up. I've been trying really hard to not be negative about the situation. I've been trying to open up more and socialize with people at work. I've also started playing music with a few people that I met through craigslist.
The problem is, I feel like I'm going nowhere. Sometimes I engage in small talk with people but that's all it ever feels like. I feel like I'm just meeting a bunch of acquaintances. I don't know what it is I'm doing that's making me feel like this. I do have one or two friends I occasionally see but I feel lately I've been developing a lot of interests that I don't have anyone to share with. Sometimes I feel I'm just way too different or weird.
I completely understand that it takes time to form a meaningful friendship but to be always trying and trying is getting to me. Sorry if I rambled but I'm just asking if there's anything hopeful out there I could read or stories from people who were in a similar situation. I think it would help me not feel so alienated and depressed. Thanks