I’m going start off with I’m not crazy psychotic. or anything like that. Now that that’s clear, after searching ‘ask for advice online’ I found this site, and well, I need some advice.
The thing is, I’m just lonely. I tried a ton of websites to meet/make new friends, I’ve tried MeetUp, long story short, there’s nothing in my area. I even thought of volunteering, to meet new people and do some good. After numerous applications filled out, I heard nothing. I don’t have any opportunities to meet new friends in my day to day life, or through my favorite hobbies. Nor can I even create any, so I’m literally stuck, and have been now for quite a while.
I am not at all happy about it. I should mention that I have a certain mental disorder, that just doesn’t help the matter out one bit, long story, has something to do with how it makes me appear/seem to others and leave it at that.
2 thoughts on ““I’m lonely and I can’t make new friends””
Thought about volunteering means you haven’t done it. You are not out of options yet. It is honestly hard to make friends as a adult. People are raising kids and working long hours. Here are a few more options for you: guilds, lions club (or whatever local do gooder organization of your choice), book clubs, online gaming where you need a headset to communicate like world of warcraft or star wars online (there are more choices). You may also want to talk to a licenced therapist to get help dealing with the mental issue. You would go to the doctor if you broke your leg so this is no different. They might also be able to put you in touch with more people who have the same issue.
I know how you feel….and volunteering is not something I could do, personally. Loneliness intensifies fear of people and it’s a cycle that’s difficult to break. Groups don’t work for me….I can’t really handle social interactions with more than 1 other person.