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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 41-45, 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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    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 18-21, F Feb 22, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    I'm not missing my old life, but I am missing my friend that moved away. The one I used to have girls nights with. We could walk around at night for hours, just talking and joking...
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    I like having an online life better, more people, more friends, less judging
    Alexconers Alexconers 18-21 4 days ago

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    This might sound a little odd to some but not to those who know real love. My ex wife passed away this past December. And I'm missing her a lot. Yet we hardly saw each other...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    To all those that are getting upset with me for not replying immediately to your messages:- 1. I work. During the day my job is my first priority. I will get back to you when I can...
    nautyjade nautyjade 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    We need to speak more because I miss having that special bond everyday in my life.
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ever since I broke up with my ex I started to feel this way. It just doesn't feel right not having anyone to text good morning to every morning, or have anyone that's always...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Losing my best friend is definitely harder to go through than any breakup I've been. We were attached at the hip.. Then she ditched me and found a new best friend. (She pulled the...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Maybe it's just another case of the good old "it was better back in the days". But I do think a lot of things were better in the 90ies. The music was still better. People weren't...
    Inj3ction Inj3ction 22-25, M a week ago

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    Easy A is one of my favorite movies. If you see previews, depending on which previews you see is whether or not you will get a tainted view of what the movie is really about. The...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Bad Hair Day is a Disney movie and is based on very sensitive subjects. It is one of my favorite movies and I knew even before it aired the first time that it would be added to my...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I miss having my best friend around. Best Friends since we were 7 and we were inseparable. I was her rock and she was the wings. She was the wild child who brought me out of my...
    DaisyKaine DaisyKaine 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I really do feel like this
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Has anybody experience a crippling anxiety? First, I should tell you that I am asian and live in Southeast Asia. I live in a village to boot. Not in the city. Therefore, life in...
    kiBraziki kiBraziki 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I didn't find out about my pregnancy until I was almost 3 months. I didnt really worry when I missed my period because my period is normally like that sometimes I skip and I'm on...
    mylittleangelA mylittleangelA 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    During the relationship I was happy, I was always having fun, I was motivated to gory out there and enjoy life with my beloved girlfriend... Then after she dumped me I became a...
    AskingEmilia2 AskingEmilia2 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Oh God my life is boring. I have everything except a lover. So many guys crave for me. But i want one to be calld lover. To roam around with him, holding hands, dancing, drinking...
    Sweetsana6969 Sweetsana6969 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I havnt hugged anyone since he left :(
    jessixoxo4 jessixoxo4 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 2

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    For as long as I can remember I've been overly sensitive to rejection. Any smallest bit of negativity aimed my way can put me into instant tears and I avoid the person who looked...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Feb 1

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