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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

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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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm in mess and so do my life. Everything seems to be so dark and tasteless. I miss my love so much, I miss his smile, and I always wonder how is he right now. I meet new people...
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    I miss being single. I am very much in love with my current boyfriend, but there was a beautiful sense of control when I was single. To be lewd, I could have whoever I wanted, at...
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    When I was single I didn't even have to pursue women, there was always someone interested in dating me and I had a rich and varied sexual life. But when I got married my marriage...
    Elcoman115 Elcoman115 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Occasionally it suits me, but it rarely does. I'd love to be like most people my age who have one, but I don't. :(
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    People ignore me all the time
    ABoy1999 ABoy1999 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    why should I care? I hate people.
    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 1 Response Nov 27

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    I dont know...I mean I have never been in a relationship ...and my problem is when I have a crush I don't have the guts to tell...what should I do friends..????
    tiarasidmax tiarasidmax 18-21, F Nov 28

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    Well i have a nice boyfriend but hes always playing videogames with his friends so i never see him i just sleep in his room all day. I have only 29 "friends" on facebook who never...
    thatfatgirl96 thatfatgirl96 16-17 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Yeah, And i figured... it's just you guys, EP people :) xx
    yalalast yalalast 16-17, F Nov 19

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    I don't get why things have to change so much in such a short amount of time
    grimhim grimhim 18-21, M Dec 10

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    I wish I had a job. I gets so lonely sometimes. I wake up at 6 am kiss the bf good bye and he goes to work. Then I make sure my daughter has got ready for school. Then her bus runs...
    Butterflywings1987 Butterflywings1987 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    where is she, ive bee looking I can't take it.
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    How to start? With the beginning I guess. I was born a boy, and from a young age I liked playing with dolls, dressing up and walking in my mothers high heels. I also liked playing...
    FirekeeperRule FirekeeperRule 18-21, T Dec 2

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    The Back-story: Almost 3 years ago I met this woman, a couple years older than me, at work. We hit it off instantly, and eventually became truly friends. At the time of us meeting...
    mperez4855 mperez4855 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    Having social anxiety really sucks iv had it my hole life and still fighting it everyday I'm on meds they don't help I always got to change them it's hard to get a job cuz u can't...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    The love of my life broke up with me 3 days ago and seems happy already. They told me that they dont miss me and never will and that if they did ever miss me it would be because...
    GhostGirl97 GhostGirl97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay, so I know internet is full of depressed 9 year old's bullcrapples but that won't stop me from writing this, so if you're gonna criticize me from being bothered by "silly...
    WeirdMoon WeirdMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I miss being able to trust for someone to be there for me, no matter what. I miss the warm happiness that would just take over my whole body. I miss the intimacy that would swipe...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am finally done! I have failed in my attempt to save my social life, but i have been used, bullied, betrayed too many times. I thank those who have been true friends to me, but i...
    jaybgkid98 jaybgkid98 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Once again I stop in Wesson,Ms. to pay my respects to my parents on my way back to Tenn. and just sat at peace knowing they're near me with heavy heart tears flowing! Truly a...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I had a friend on my old account who I could talk to about anything. Usually I hide behind a mask of politeness, always worrying about whether the other person understands what I...
    MathewMasquerade MathewMasquerade 22-25, M Nov 30

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    My best friend and I are family members, that's why things has always been perfect with us. We never fight, we never have struggles going to each other's houses We never had a...
    Year3thousand Year3thousand 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    My best friend quit swimming and now I miss having someone to hang out with.
    mountainseal mountainseal 16-17, F Nov 19

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    After work each day I mope around my flat and just waste time until the next day arrives. I have no friends, no social life. I don't even enjoy life. I have no idea how to...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7

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