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I Miss Having a Social Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 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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    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Times like these is when you understood me the most, I miss those days with you ..I had you as my diary, anything I want to say I'd come to you.. you had me the same way too.. we...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I know adult can be a relative term. I am surrounded by people at work who are technically adults. But do not think or behave like adults. At home, people are adults and...
    rollwithit rollwithit 31-35 Aug 4

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    I'm around people enough and I can always have a good time, but I miss being close to somebody special. Everybody these days seems to be closed in their own little box, only coming...
    MIH2 MIH2 22-25, M Aug 10

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    EP was a site that I visited almost daily. It has been taken over by inexperienced, immature, opionated members who seem to lack the ability to think on their own. When one seeks...
    SmrtGuyUT SmrtGuyUT 61-65, M Aug 15

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    Everytime I go out. I throw down. I am the life of the party but I never spend one on one time with people. I wish I could chill but it's too uncomfortable
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I feel like I'm missing out on the best years of my life.
    alexdeux alexdeux 18-21, M Aug 11

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    I'm scared I'll miss out on prom... what if no one asks me out? I don't have many friends so I could be staying home alone... I don't want to miss out on prom...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I don't know whats wrong. But i feel stuck in my life. I feel like my life isnt moving forward. Everyday is the same cycle that revolves around work. I hate the place where i live...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Should have avoided family long ago. Should have gone country too. The city is malcontents eating saints. And the country is moving to the city. Nature heals. Might...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    I've started with volunteering and joining Uni clubs and societies. I've taken the first step to overcome my awkwardness and shyness.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I feel like shutting down again, I just want to go to my bedroom and hide from the world. The smallest little thing is agitating me, I don't want people around me or touching me...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My heart , I feel so lonely so empty I can't feel that I have a heart . :'(
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I just want to love someone.
    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I just want a bf :/.....___ _
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love to laugh. This is something I realize has really been missing in my life the last couple of years. I have always laughed really easily...I guess easily amused. I remember...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am soo dissapointed in myself! Last weekend was my ultimate social test and I failed. It was my "sister in laws" babyshower. (boyfriend's brother's girlfriend). We dont really...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm happy there's a group for this. I doubt there's any way to make sense of the various feelings I have so hey, let's do bullet points. • I want to reach out to him again...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    TIME WILL TELL I do not miss him in an 'I want you back' sense. No, not at all. I miss having his company and all of the fun memories of us going to dances and having breakfast at...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Lately, I've been craving being a submissive. I miss having that connection. I miss being able to trust someone completely. I thought it was just a phase, but the more I think...
    Cinnamondolce Cinnamondolce 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 25

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    I really hate everything in my life right now. My life, school, work, family, finance, social life, everything to suck. Whenever something seem to be going good in my life...
    emmiecarmi emmiecarmi 26-30, F Jul 26

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    I want God at the center of my life. I really do. But its so hard with all the distractions in life. When I live for God I am much happier but it takes more effort. Someone at my...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I feel I am missing something from life. I try to fill this empty void with a multitude of distractions but at the end of the day. The same feeling of emptiness. It makes me...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 27

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    Very depressed and bored until I can come home and see 4 angels!!! I miss the single life but 4 people defend on me more!! Guess I have to deal with it
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I haven't been on here for a while, but I feel the need to really write out my feelings. Two weeks ago I came back home to the Bahamas for a year. I was pretty excited on coming...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15, F Jul 28

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    Does anyone just wake up and spend their whole day either in bed or just inside doing nothing? Most days? I'm inside 24/7, and with the sun blazing outside it really irritates me...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    .... This could be a little rambly. Lately.... i've been feeling like i'm a different person. I'm not sure if i'm depressed, if i am i think i could be denying it, or if i'm...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    ha hah... finally... i am going to gym... i was struggling with that decision.. coz those idiots having only year packages at gym. but i am going to be here for few months. so i...
    sperrow sperrow 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Our relationship was so great. We were happy. Then one thing went wrong and it all fell apart. And we let it. And I don't understand why we did, but we did. It ended so badly when...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    I have complete compassion and understanding to the abuse I received from my mum, she was unwell alone a teenage mum with mental health no support or help from her own family, it...
    claireosb claireosb 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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