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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by windlepoons, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. windlepoons

    windlepoons Well-Known Member

    A quick introduction: I just feel empty. My life is about going through the motions. I have no real life friends, the few relationships have been unhealthy. Im just finding it hard to think that Ill have anything in my life worth getting out of bed for.

    I have Social Anxiety as well which hardly helps.
  2. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Hi and welcome...glad you found us...getting to know ppl and relating can be very challanging...speak to ppl who are successful and see how they relate...how to deal with social interactions can be learned...take small steps and do not overwhelm yourself...welcome again and big hugs, J
  3. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to the forum. You may find it a bit easier to interact with us here than you do in RL. Take care. I am glad you found us. :hug:
  4. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Welcome to the forums!! I'm sure you will find friends here..
  5. stig

    stig Well-Known Member

    hello and welcome, you will make friends here. there are a lot of very nice, friendly and helpfull people here.
  6. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi welcome i hope you have to talk to your doctor about how you feel Get a medical check up see if something wrong like thyroid or hemoglobin tell him or her how you feel okay so you can find the cause and get treated so you can feel better soon
  7. windlepoons

    windlepoons Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. Life can be weird sometimes.
  8. Constantinos

    Constantinos Well-Known Member

    How are you feeling now?
  9. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    Hi, welcome to SF.
  10. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    Hi. SF is a good place to be. X
  11. windlepoons

    windlepoons Well-Known Member

    Im feeling strange. Having suicidal thoughts but I do not feel that bad, its just recent events have shown that I am unlikely to be able to get better. My hope for self improvement has been keeping me going.

    My friend ended her life earlier this year, she seemed so much stronger than me. I feel like I missed signs and if I been more attentive and understood more I could have helped somehow.
  12. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    Don't beat yourself up about your friend - she made a decision and not letting you know how she felt was part of that decision.
    Sending love xx
  13. windlepoons

    windlepoons Well-Known Member

    Thank you Fitzy et al. You ar right, it was her decision.

    I have Social Anxiety which makes things hard, especially friendships and relationships. I have had therapy and made a lot of progress but I feel I have reached a plateau.
  14. Constantinos

    Constantinos Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about restarting therapy?
  15. windlepoons

    windlepoons Well-Known Member

    At this point I am unsure I could do therapy. Partly due to cost and partly due to working 10 hour days.

    Alos I think that the plateau is due to my never having learnt to socialise 'normally'. Its a learned skill, and I have never learned it.
  16. Constantinos

    Constantinos Well-Known Member

    There is no right and wrong way to socialize, its a skill but everyone can learn it - it will need time and patience.

    Currently what do you do as a way to try to socialize? I will try to help you with this.
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