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It has come to my attention that I might need a emotional support buddy. unfortunately do to my conditions I tend to lose friends rapidly because I isolate myself and I have trouble socializing too. maybe I should settle for a pet but I don't think I'm in a condition to take care of one

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    • ladybug28

      678d

      I need someone too... having my boyfriend is helpful but he doesn't understand all my issues. Problem is that I get flaky and go through periods where I just don't wanna bother with friends but then I'll miss having them.

    • ladybug28

      678d

      I need someone too... having my boyfriend is helpful but he doesn't understand all my issues. Problem is that I get flaky and go through periods where I just don't wanna bother with friends but then I'll miss having them.

    • NervousDepresso

      678d

      I need the same thing man. I have a dog, but its not the same as a person. Not even close. And just texting or messaging with someone isn't enough. I only ever feel slightly ok if I'm actually with another person. But I only have a few friends, and they all have lives. They don't have time to sit around with me all the time.

    • Bureizu

      678d

      I have friends I don't talk to months at a time. I am open to becoming your friend if you'd like. It starts with a PM!

    • MatchaBunn

      678d

      You are heard! Keeping in touch with a person can be difficult to do consistently, but it’s good to think of an alternative with a pet. Maybe start small, a fish or hamster, just because they can entertain themselves mostly, and they can be contained in a cage. I have four rats and they light up my world. But I cannot take care of them alone, I split the work with my partner. Still, it’s so much fun just to watch them play and be around them, and get to make little crafts for them to play with. And my whole household loves them, so it’s a great thing for me to talk about with others when I’m unsure of what to say. When I did have a hamster, he was much less upkeep than the rats for sure. And he slept a lot more and didn’t really love being bothered too much. He was just a cute little bud that I looked forward to giving treats and watching wobble around his cage.

    • Kitty83

      678d

      Maybe a low maintenance pet, like a cat. They tend to be resilient and self contained.

    • cozybunbun

      678d

      I found that researching the pet I wanted helped me to decide if I was ready for it. You deserve companionship and support, and pets can be wonderful for that. I've had a lot of days where I only got out of bed because they needed me. If you're really struggling, jumping in and getting one might not be a good idea and it would be unfair to you and the pet; but looking into it and researching and watching pet videos might help to ease the grip depression has and give you something to look forward to. My pets have never judged me for crying on the bathroom floor, they've laid with me on the couch when the world was too heavy, they didn't tell me I smelled bad when I couldn't shower. And there's something really magical about the way they look you in the eye and then do the most goofy and surprising thing possible that breaks your brain and sends you into a laughing fit. Sometimes feeling needed is too much pressure, but sometimes it's exactly what you need. And if you're worried about slipping up, maybe look into plan B options like hiring a dog walker or local pet daycares, groomers for when you can't deal with some of their care tasks. You could price out some services and add it to your preparation budget and have the peace of mind that if your condition gets too bad to handle that you'll still have their needs met.

    • kenyan

      678d

      Yes a pet would be great and we are here for you baby you have to leave the house take up a hobby like art take a class go volunteer i am like you and guess what the world is a beautiful place we have to leave the house to see it

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