Hello all! I struggle with loneliness and that exacerbates my depression. My medication is pretty good and I go to therapy. I guess I’m interested in hearing about how others deal with being alone. I have lived by myself for years but it never gets any easier.
It's been 4 yeas that I deal with extreme loneliness, since I moved to US, I have no friends or family here, just my husband and his family (which is not the same as having my family with me). I don't drive, and I work from home, so I stay isolated in my bedroom. I don't deal well with the loneliness, sometimes I feel like life isn't real, and all of this is a dream that I'm trying to wake up from, it's a weird feeling. I take Zoloft but it seems it's not helping anymore, and I never went to therapy, I really need to try that but I feel "lazy" to talk about my problems with the therapist idk, like face-to-face. I really don't know what to do about it, I forgot how to make friends, I'm not an interesting person anymore and it's so hard to express myself in English, people make jokes and I don't get it, so I often stay out of any conversations.
Sorry to hear about your situation. Working from home is very isolating. I’ve been trying to go places for breakfast on the weekend in hopes that I can sit at a counter next to someone and talk to them, and I try to say something to someone when I am out and about. It’s hard to approach people without a reason. I do therapy by video call now, maybe that would help you.
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