I Want To Know You, The Lonely One

On this forum, our depression and/or anxiety has all brought us here. We all have this experience in common. I want to know what it is that makes you so sad? What is it that makes you anxious? Leave a comment about your loneliness and anxiety experiences because I want to know more about your battles. It's not because we aren't normal, but because we were all born in certain environments or circumstances that has caused this to be an obstacle in our lives.

My own experiences:
I'll make it short because I want to know more about yours - perhaps we all have more in common than we think. I am part Vietnamese part white. All of my life, I've been struggling with a sense of belonging and a sense of identity. I am often lonely yet get very anxious in social situations. To cope, I binge eat like no other. I hide this fact because I am very goofy around the people I know and often people think me to be a social butterfly - and they're totally wrong, at least at this point in my life. Despite my weaknesses, I believe my strongest asset is my will power. I won't succumb to this depression or anxiety and will go to any lengths to fight it. Right now is a very weak moment in my life but I know I'll get back up again.

So, tell me about you, about your weaknesses and your strengths. What makes you sad and what it takes to make you happy because I care. 
pup33pawz pup33pawz
2 Responses May 10, 2012

Hai there, I'm from Malaysia, of Indian origin. I am a very outgoing person, and for people who have known me, they think I am pretty funny and happy person. But the fact is all of that is just a act of who I want to be and not actually who I am. From small, I want to be surrounded by friends, more appropriate: Best Friend. Unfortunately, all I can see are Momentary Friendships. Touch and Go sort of things. At this age, where I am studying in a university, far from home, I always get depressed easily. I have nobody to talk to in my UNI despite going through a stressful course. I have nobody to lean to, nobody to cry to which makes me even more depressed. But I still stay strong because I believe in god, and I have faith in Him that he will show me the tunnel of light. GOD is my CONFIDENCE.

You are a fighter! I'm also a fighter and this is my biggest strength. But it's a constant struggle and sometimes of course I get disappointed and discouraged. When people don't understand me, don't get me that makes me feel depressed. Also when I feel that I don't have control of my own life, that makes me feel depressed. When I've got a lot going on in my life and I'm feeling stressed that's what makes me feel anxious. Also the fact that I'm so scared of so many things, that also makes me feel anxious.