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I Miss Having a Social Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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 19-21, F Feb 22, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F Feb 23, 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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    What is life if it aint with you What is the meaning of it if it is without you Must you define me Must i retain only your thought Why do i need you Why do i crave you How long to...
    msb2015 msb2015 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    i am very excited to celebrate a new year party tonight ....
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    My mom used to hold me when she was with my real dad...that need a while ago. Now I don't have either of them.
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    I don't know if this is the right group to post in but I do miss my husband very much. This is the first time I am posting about this so this is a difficult and scary post for me...
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    I'm only in middle school and I miss my old life. I had two other friends that have moved on, we are all now in different social groups in school and sometimes I miss the old times...
    okokokokookok okokokokookok 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I have learned that friendship can't stand after a serious relationship break-up. She was my best friend. I told her and went to her for everything. We are still friends but it's...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, another Christmas comes and goes and it was wonderful...but it always happens like this. A few days after the festivities I ache all over, I feel sick, I feel like I have a...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I suffer from BDD. BDD is Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Basically I obsess about my looks from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep. Sometimes it even creeps up in my dreams...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Having social anxiety has hindered me in so many ways. I hate myself for not even being able to order my own food at restaurants.
    HurricaneAshlyn HurricaneAshlyn 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I miss having friends and going out of them and going home happy and waking up excited to go to school but everything has change I hate going school I skip school and never go out...
    natalie7536 natalie7536 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    So I agreed to watch my ex's cat while he was on a trip to help his girlfriend give birth. She was our cat before the divorce and I love her. Well, time is up and they came and...
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