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I Miss Having a Social Life

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    I Stay Home All the Time

    I don't get out of the house nearly as much as i'd like to. The trouble is that i don't like going out alone and i don't have many friends here to hang out with. It's tough for me to meet new people in person since i can be a bit shy at times. I like knowing people online first...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Housebound.

    These bad patches of health keep me confined to the house for months at a time, unless someone takes me out, and even then it just doesn't feel right. For years it was chronic fatigue. Now that has improved tremendously .........but I still get awful vertigo which makes...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 11 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    The Truth Is

    ............I have been living in near to complete isolation since 10 months. Its fate. I do not say anything to anybody,I want to cover up the harsh bits of my life.I want my friends to see that everything is fine. In actual I am afraid of normal, happy people now. I am afraid...
    artpinkz artpinkz 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Im Completely Cut Off

    In some ways i've been cut off from friends for a long time, well ever since i got bullied in high school by my "great friends" but part of got over it in college, i had friends in college, i was sociable, i never truly trusted people but i didnt let it hold me back. 6 years...
    misshideaway misshideaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Sigh

    i am a mother to the most amazing 2 year old little girl and the happy, proud wife to a man i dont deserve. i love my family to pieces as well as the woman i have become because of them... but sometimes i really do miss having a social life! i used to be the social butterfly and...
    lifeispoetry lifeispoetry 18-21, F Aug 17, 2008

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    My Independence Gone

    What happened to the days that I would venture out all day long by myself, bike 20 miles, go to the mall, walk all dayand be FINE? Its been years since I've had a social life.  I loved to go out dancing.  All of that is gone. sometimes I feel like doing this But I...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Not Seen In Public

    I am the single mother of 5 awesome kids, i have been divorced for two years but was separated for about five, i dont really go out because who wants to go out with a single mom with five kids. People do not find me interesting, except men who think i must be easy if i have five...
    Attta69 Attta69 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    College Life

    Since graduating high school 4 years ago, i miss the parties and friends i had then. College is supposed to be this time of complete partying and meeting so many new people. I just miss having something to do every weekend and getting texts and phone calls at all times of...
    chickadeeree chickadeeree 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    ...But the Times Are Changing

    I used to get together with friends at least once a week every summer, but now that everyone's graduated high school, we all work full, or almost full, time to help pay for college. The days I do have off are usually just spent sleeping in or wasting time at the computer. I feel...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Almost Forgot

    It's been so long that I've forgotten what it's like. The clubs, friends, fire pits at the beach, dinner parties, couples night out... boy it's been a long time. I'd even take a spa  day with my best friend. She once needed an escape so bad that she got a hotel room about 4...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2007

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    I've never been described

    as outgoing, but up until about three years ago, I always went and did things and had friends. I know much of it has to do with my depression, social anxiety, and my numerous other issues (god forbid) but up until lately I always managed my issues. Today, my social life consist...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    My First Girly Night In Years!

    I had a girly night with my sister in-law and her sisters, a few drinks, a takeaway and i got to admit, i loved it!!! I havent laughed like that in a long time and spoke about things that i cant speak to my partner about. I really really enjoyed it, i only had a few glasses of...
    misshideaway misshideaway 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2012

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    Not That I Am Completely Socially Cut Off.

    I just don't have even half the social life I use to. Now my life is filled with case studies, housework, catching up with my partner and trying to relax. I do still see friends, just not nearly as much as a few years ago. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F Feb 23, 2008

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    Too Much Going On To Have A Social Life

    *sigh* Unfortunately, I am and have always been VERY social. I have been accused of being the "social butterfly" because I just love to meet and learn of new people, causes and ideas. I love to hear different dialects and languages and hear of other's differing and more exotic...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F Apr 30, 2012

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    I Have Nothing To Look Forward Too

    I feel like life is absolutely pointless, I have absolutely nothing to look forward to, I have no good friends and I never end up hanging out with any of them.  The person I consider my best friend is very anti-social and doesn't like to hang out, and I just don't know what to...
    Majorben1997 Majorben1997 13-15 Jan 8, 2012

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    I Happened When I Wasn't Looking...

    It may be a function of age. A side effect of my social anxiety and depression. And losing my job 4 years ago didn't help. However, by the time I did lose the job, I had no coworkers I socialized. You wake up one day and you realize, YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS. The acquaintances I do...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Don't Have Much of a Social Life

    I use to have one but I gave it up for good reasons. It was too racey. I do love my friends though, I just don't go out often with them. I miss it though sometimes. But now its just work, home, music, family, and church. With sacrifice good things will come to...
    ladynau ladynau 18-21, F Feb 22, 2008

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    I Miss Having Nothing To Look Forward To Anymore....

    This makes me sadder then ever. I lost all my friends so have no social life. I miss going out for dinner, for drinks, shopping, day trips out. I feel that I have nothing to look forward to anymore. Weekends have become hellish and I always end up depressed and hating myself. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 17, 2011

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    Please come back... I miss seeing your smile, your happiness, your love. I miss seeing you sitting in front of the door waiting for food. I miss having you cuddled up with me when...
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    I ******* hate it all I do is work and school. I have only one friend
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Soon I'll be nineteen, and then i'll be on my twenties.. then start working, applying for job, then actually land a job, devoting my time, sweat and heart at work planning the good...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I constantly feel this everyday.
    AnonymousBacon AnonymousBacon 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    (Cause I used to play it so much) I spend a lot of time alone in the tunnels finding things I want for the outside world then eventually I think I have everything I need and head...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 6 days ago

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    100% of all deaths are caused by having a life if you feel upset with this please feel free to try to become immortal.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, recently I had a panic attack because I accidentally posted my face into my social media, and I actually have low confidence about the look of my face, and a lot of people...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't feel like there's something missing, I KNOW there's something missing!!
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Feeling alone in a group of happy people is one of the hardest things for me to handle...
    PapaSun56 PapaSun56 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I miss having people to talk to, people who understands me, understands my weirdness with no judgment. Life seams to be very complicated without some friend to keep you company...
    GlennSimpson348 GlennSimpson348 18-21, M a week ago

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    I miss having someone I can doam throughout the day with all the small things in life. I've lost everyone. I miss the friendships I used to have
    PaigeOfSteel PaigeOfSteel 16-17, F a week ago

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    I miss having someone to talk to who understands how evil and weird (and gifted) I am.
    claudiaalora claudiaalora 18-21, F a week ago

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    I miss having someone I could talk to all night long. Someone who gets my sense of humor and enjoys my random thoughts. I'm feeling so alone. I feel like I have no one and I'm just...
    steffieleighxox steffieleighxox 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    No friends means more Netflix. That's how I see it. I guess I have my dog but he doesn't keep much of a conversation going.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    wow didnt know so many people shared my feelings. even though me and my ex are in good terms now sometimes i miss her, she replaced me and now i feel alone, i miss those times when...
    roflmao786 roflmao786 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I miss those conversations that we used to have. I miss having you in my life. I wish I could make this feeling go away. I know we can never be together but it hurts so bad. It's...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F Jun 28

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    Hey, I'm new here, I don't even know if I can create this topic correctly, so please excuse me if I don't. So, I've made lots of mistakes, lots of bad decisions which all led me to...
    pjosh343 pjosh343 16-17, M 8 Responses Jun 28

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    Well.... I've just never liked socializing. At the moment I only have two (somewhat) friends I can talk to if anything is wrong. I almost never leave my house and when I do, I get...
    hanna4269 hanna4269 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I miss having that person to talk to mornings, noon, and nights. i miss my confidant. I'm feeling now alone than ever. I miss feeling connected with someone and being in a...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F Jun 27

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    I moved away to go to school in another city for 3 years. you would think I left for 10 years. because it feels like I don't know anyone here
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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