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Offline davidsalata

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friendships and loneliness
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:32:20 am »
i will try and talk about this in the least negative way possible haha, but it's a real issue that i feel a lot of people are possibly going through, so i wanted to start this thread, and maybe make new friends Smiley Happy

at the moment, i'm  first year uni student, fresh out of high school. I feel like ever since high school, i have become more aware of the fact that my current friendship group are not genuine. I have always only had a handful of close friends, but now i am questioning that. The current people in my life have rendered me to be that background friend, the second choice friend and the forgotten/excluded one, and the rest of them are tighter than ever. It questions where it all went wrong. The current handful of friends in my life, which i used to call my best friends, have now become a case of zero effort to maintain our relationship, bitching, lying and exclusion, to the point where if i receive a text or something from them, i actually feel a drop in my stomach and i get anxious (though not anxiety, just nervous). this feeling just makes me want to cut all ties, but then i'm faced with the, perhaps worse fact, that i will literally no longer have any friends in my life.

so just wondering, if anyone else is going through this struggle, we can get through it together

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Re: friendships and loneliness
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 05:19:47 am »
Hi Davidslata,

I suggest making more friendships.  Try to make them based on common interests, such as hobbies you enjoy. 

The first year is tough for many students. Keep in mind that some potentially good friends may be too busy studying. 

Good luck and don't neglect your studies!


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Re: friendships and loneliness
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 09:44:48 am »
i will try and talk about this in the least negative way possible haha, but it's a real issue that i feel a lot of people are possibly going through, so i wanted to start this thread, and maybe make new friends Smiley Happy

at the moment, i'm  first year uni student, fresh out of high school. I feel like ever since high school, i have become more aware of the fact that my current friendship group are not genuine. I have always only had a handful of close friends, but now i am questioning that. The current people in my life have rendered me to be that background friend, the second choice friend and the forgotten/excluded one, and the rest of them are tighter than ever. It questions where it all went wrong. The current handful of friends in my life, which i used to call my best friends, have now become a case of zero effort to maintain our relationship, bitching, lying and exclusion, to the point where if i receive a text or something from them, i actually feel a drop in my stomach and i get anxious (though not anxiety, just nervous). this feeling just makes me want to cut all ties, but then i'm faced with the, perhaps worse fact, that i will literally no longer have any friends in my life.

so just wondering, if anyone else is going through this struggle, we can get through it together
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Dear DavidSalata:
    Please know that I am not ignoring your concerns that you expressed and I am not trying to sidetrack your first posting.... BUT.... FIRST THINGS FIRST.... I need to Officially Welcome you to Susan's Place and the Forums, and give you important information that will help you to have a productive and enjoyable time here.

    I am so very glad that you have become a member here and this is your very first posting.   I am happy to see that you found the Susan's Place Forums.

    As you post on the forums you will be able to exchange thoughts and comments with others that are experiencing many of the same things that you are.   I expect that you will be getting many members offering their thoughts and suggestions as you continue to post here. 

    This is the right place for you to be to find out what others may have to say that may have been in your circumstances and with your questions and concerns.
    There are a lot of members here that will be able to identify with your situation and as you continue to feel free to share with all of us.
 
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Re: friendships and loneliness
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 09:54:46 am »
@davidsalata
Dear DavidSalata:
Please plan to write a post and tell us more about yourself in the YOUTH Introductions Forum so that other members will be aware of your arrival... therefore you will be able to share your thoughts with more members here.
     
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Re: friendships and loneliness
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 12:09:55 pm »
Im an introvert and gave withdrawn to the point that i dont have any friends

But in your case you are youmg and awarenthat you are trans. That is pretty great!

If people fall away they are most likely not your friends.. I would consider those who stick by you friends and the rest acquaintances.

I think the reality is that we all have much fewer friends than we thought we did.

Hang in there

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Re: friendships and loneliness
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 04:36:02 pm »
Not all friendships seem to be made to last.  A couple, which I considered to be my best friends for 25 years, fell by the wayside once I came out to them.  They declared me to be mentally ill, and I should be put into an institution.  And they would pray for me!  That was the outcome of 25 years of being together very close!


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