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Friends or no friends??

Discussion in 'Friends, Family & Social Skills' started by Cazzie, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. hardrockandmetalguy

    hardrockandmetalguy Member

    Sep 14, 2019

    you make a very good point, I never particularly fitted in well with most people my age. i seemed a bit different from them. the few friends that I've had were at least a few years older than me which i thought was nice. i have gone to some groups and i seem to have interacted well with some of the older people at one i used to go to but at that specific group, i was the youngest there but that was about 10 years ago. now, i don't mind making some friends with the younger people but i'm sure (like you said) that there are some that are very understanding and supportive. i wish that people around our age would be but sadly no. and peer pressure is definitely a NO in my book.
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  2. Jacoby

    Jacoby Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    I don't have any friends and my social capital has long been extinguished, I want friends and am lonely but truth be told I do not like being around people. They stress me and give me anxiety, after you're out of school people are not very friendly or open not that I found them so while I actually was in school either. I feel very locked out of everything.
  3. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    I have a lot of friends, though most of them distant due to them moving across the country and me neglecting them during my depressions. The good thing is that with many of them, when we do get together it’s like we met just the day before. And a lot of them are understanding about how my recurring depressions make me retreat into my fortress of solitude. Then again, my manic bouts often net me a lot of new friends. Most of them don’t stick, but the good ones do.
    Earlier this week I got together with an old friend I hadn’t seen in five years and we had a great time reminiscing and talking about our lives right now. I have a group of friends from university who I see once or twice a year, but we try to get together for a weekend getaway once a year, during which time flies by because we enjoy ourselves so much.