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Are lust and loneliness always bad counselors?

I (30) am occasionally tutoring a girl (20) who seems to have some (undiagnosed) learning disability. Yesterday, she dropped me some hints that she might be attracted to me. I find her physically attractive too, but I realize that, on paper, we are not a good match. The differences in terms of education and prospects are considerable. She is a dropout trying to return to high school, she also assists her sister at a modest beauty parlor, I am a nerdy graduate student. As a long-time single, it is probably mainly lust and loneliness which is encouraging me to consider suggesting meeting outside tutoring time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2013 - 34 answers

 

Guess vs Ask, grieving edition

Dealing with grief, unsure how to ask friends for support, if at all. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Talk to me!

I have a job that currently bores me greatly, with lots of down time during the day. A coworker and I started texting during our workday recently, and I find it entertains me and passes the time, in addition to pushing a few of my other buttons. Unfortunately this relationship has gone a bit sour so I'm looking for a similar situation and I'm wondering if there's an easy solution. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2013 - 11 answers

How To Keep My Morale Up When I've Never Had Any Type Of Relationship

How can I cope with the weight of being single pretty much my whole life (29 years old) - it's wearing me down and killing my self esteem. A few snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Dealing with pangs of loneliness

I really miss the affection, romantic interest and even just the regular physical touch of another human being. I'm going through several life transitions and can't really start a relationship until at least the fall, but how do I tide over the desperate feelings of loneliness until then? I don't want casual sex or a pet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2013 - 17 answers

How do I figure out who I am? Post-breakup and no friends

Just out of a short-ish relationship, the standard advice is "do things you like", "hang out with your friends". All the things I like are pretty solitary/not conducive to meeting people and I just don't have any friends, but I do want some, but I feel too crappy to figure out how to find some - see the circularity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Hello from the bottom of a pit.

I feel like I'm at the bottom of a deep pit, and it will take a long series of successful maneuvers to get out of the pit. Other people's lives don't seem to be pit-shaped. Help me make this pit go away. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me survive my twenties without completely losing my mind.

I'm a 24 year old lady with failed relationship woes. Help me stop feeling so crummy about myself and give me day-to-day ways to feel more centered, happy, and not-desperate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on?

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 26 answers

Life like Walden

After many years of living a very social life in a very big city I find myself living alone in a very remote part of the world. Seeking advice and insight into a life of solitude. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 15 answers

Avoidant personality disorder - more than just social anxiety?

I think I have avoidant personality disorder. I've never actually been diagnosed, but when you look at the behaviors and symptoms, there's really no question about it. What is my question is, can I fix it? Can I deal with it? What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Is there really more to life than this?

How do I stop feeling so lonely, and be excited again about the rest of life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Climbed a peak, now back in the valley

Doubting if I am cut-out for freelance/independent work. There seem to be quite a few independent professionals here; it'd be wonderful to hear your thoughts/experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I make friends and start enjoying life?

I'm in my 20s and I always thought my life would be better than this by now. I'd love some advice on how to make friends and be happier and improve my life generally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 - 36 answers

Immediate depression coping strategies

I'm feeling really lonely and depressed. My normal coping strategies either aren't cutting it this time or aren't immediate enough. What are some different ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

Social Skills Training/Behavior Therapy in NYC?

I need to improve my social and relationship skills. Can anyone recommend a behavior therapist in NYC who does social skill training and takes Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 3 answers

How do you stop comparing your status with everyone else?

How to truly accept that it is what it is and stop comparing your life to others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 - 30 answers

FOREVER ALONE?

I have an extraordinarily difficult time relating to other people. It often leaves me very bored, lonely, and frustrated. Why am I this way? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Can therapy give concrete help with social skills?

Unbearable loneliness is making me consider trying therapy again. I'd like to work with someone who can give me concrete help on improving my social skills. Do such therapists exist, and how can I find one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Are meaningful relationships the meaning of life?

Do most people feel the need for permanent, intense connections with other people? Am I abnormal in my need? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 40 answers

I think my liver hurts.

I crave human warmth, but have a hard time forming relationships with people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Why don't I like people? Yes, I've tried!

This would be a fairly standard 'how do I make friends' question, except I know the reason I can't. Lack of social skills, not liking normal socialising exercises (e.g. parties), and living miles from anywhere are part of it, but before I get to those problems I have this one: I don't like anybody. Seriously, this is an even bigger problem than people not liking me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I cope with strong negative emotions without overeating?

How can I cope with strong negative emotions without overeating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Want to date, but too much else to deal with

Never been in a relationship, craving intimacy badly, but have other issues I'm dealing with. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 23 answers

I would like to know how you have dealt with or are dealing with this thing called loneliness.

I would like to know how you have dealt with or are dealing with this thing called loneliness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Why is being single suddenly the worst thing in the world?

After years of being perfectly happy when I'm single, I'm suddenly frantically desperately lonely. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How should I move forward?

The New Year is approaching and I need some guidance on how to move forward with my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I resist the temptation to despair?

How can I resist the temptation to despair as I get older and still find myself unable to break consistent patterns of frustration in my work and personal life? (long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 14 answers

I am living a wasted life. Tell me how to live.

I am living a wasted life. Depressed and stuck. I know this question has been asked a million times in a million different ways by a million different people. But I want to ask it myself, and hear what you say to me, because I am at the end of my rope. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 57 answers

Loneliness and location

I'm heading back to the work world after studying abroad, and want to overcome my long-standing social isolation. Where should I move to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 13 answers

I was so horny it made me sad.

Depressionfilter: Help me understand a sudden increase in libido and its emotional aftermath. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Ready to retake control of my life.

How can I retake control of my life and achieve my hopes and dreams with a clean slate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 26 answers

pre-commencement blues

How should I cope, not with graduation, but the loneliness that will come with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2009 - 25 answers

Dealing with sleeping alone.

I'm having trouble going to bed alone. It's wrecking me. I don't want to be alone. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 24 answers

I feel used. I want a close friendship.

How do I get over the feeling that I need to be useful in order for people to like/tolerate me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2009 - 20 answers

Should a reclusive borderline try to meet people or find intimacy? If so, how?

Long post about my struggle with friendlessness, shyness and borderline personality disorder inside. Short form: how does a shy, sensitive, friendless guy meet kind, like-minded people and build up a social support network, and should a borderline avoid seeking a partner altogether? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2009 - 19 answers

How to build a new social circle?

How do I build myself a new social circle from scratch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 19 answers

Hung up and perplexed.

How do I get over my hang ups and start to live? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 23 answers

How to overcome loneliness?

How do I deal with loneliness? How do I accept being single? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 42 answers

Now what?

Should-we-break-up-filter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2008 - 43 answers

smelly friend, smelly friend, what are you doing today? tomorrow? the day after tomorrow? this weekend? next weekend?

How can I communicate to a very clingy friend, that no, she does not smell, and yes, I value her as a friend, but do not need to see her every week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2008 - 18 answers

Some men are islands

I don't want to die alone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2008 - 52 answers

All alone over the holidays

My family is off doing their own thing (my parents are off traveling in another part of the world and my sister is on vacation with her family), my friends are off home and I am all alone. What can I do to keep up my spirits over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2007 - 22 answers

Friendship, dating, and loneliness.

Why doesn't the woman I'm dating invite me out with her friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2007 - 26 answers

Help with lack of romantic experience?

Help me get past my staggering lack of romantic experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2007 - 44 answers

What's normal in a relationship?

Are you in a long-term relationships? If so, how satisfied are you, how much of the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2007 - 43 answers

Hell is other people.

Is it possible for a person to be so hopeless at interacting with other people that avoiding them as much as possible becomes the sensible thing to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2007 - 31 answers

I'm a dick - now what?

So, I moved halfway across the country to be with a guy who subsequently decided I'm too irritating to be around. Help me make the best of a shitty, shitty situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2007 - 28 answers

Is it possible to just be too damn awesome?

Is it possible to just be too damn awesome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2006 - 68 answers

Smile all the time, Shine you teeth till meaningless, Sharpen them with lies

How to fight loneliness? Yes, there is [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2006 - 34 answers

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