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Happy With Life-but Still Lonely

As a person who has suffered depression and mental illness-though I am now medicated and doing a lot better mentally, I still find myself at odds with the world. I havent had a steady girlfriend in over a year, I havent had sex in over 4 yrs-last girlfriend was completely platonic. I am not disabled in the traditional sense, but because of my past depression etc (I couldnt even go into a room without wearing sunglasses) I DONT drive a car, Not that that matters, but in the plastic robot world that we live in today, People almost always assume that, because I dont drive-that I must have something wrong with me, Always on dating sites, its interested until they find out I dont have a car etc.
 On the other side of the coin, I am a christian and believe that God has someone for me, but I still get lonely and would like to be accepted as me, a lot of people accept me as a human being but not as anything more. I also dont have kids
pineappleexpress410 pineappleexpress410 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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So much about Mental Illness/Depression is misunderstood, For a while my friends had told me to "snap out of it", Other conditions such as Down Syndrome get more recognition and in most cases people get more sympathy. At this point in my life I am just taking life as it comes, this plastic like world can mostly accept people if they are in the "norm"-Dont get me wrong, I have a few friends---but that doesnt mean that ultimately I dont feel lonely

I can relate. I suffer from dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and anxiety. Its so hard for me to meet people and make friends, or maintain whatever I have. I'm in a relationship. but im still lonely...