Near me, at least. I'm in college, far away from my old friends, and just not clicking with the people here. I talk to people here, and have made "friendships" - but they feel so empty. As if after today we'd never see each other again, neither of us would think of it or care. My old friends feel distant now too. I know intellectually my parents love me, and some of my old friends still do care - but it's hard to remember that on an emotional, real level when they're not in front of me, where I can see them feel them, talk to them. It makes me feel like I have no one to validate my existence. How does one find self worth when there's no one you care about who says you're worth it? I wish I were the independent, strong type, but the fact remains I am incredibly dependent on other people's opinions - probably because I don't like my own opinion of myself. I keep wishing to find someone that I can connect to emotionally, be intimate with - it doesn't even have to be romantic - but it's not happening. How does one cope, being alone?