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oceanxeyes

703d

Hi friends! I'm here because I recently escaped from an abusive relationship and was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorder. I have found it very hard to connect with people and to stay connected with friends because I don't feel like I can relate to anybody anymore. when I do open up to people about what I'm going through, they just don't understand. Does anybody have any tips for making friends with any of these conditions? I have been feeling very lonely.

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    • Annie24

      700d

      Just remember that you aren’t alone and you are NOT a freak. Remember also your coping strategies for calming yourself down. Having people in your life that are positive is a good thing. You deserve supportive people. Put in boundaries for the wrong people and NEVER feel bad for it.

    • Annie24

      700d

      Just remember that you aren’t alone and you are NOT a freak. Remember also your coping strategies for calming yourself down. Having people in your life that are positive is a good thing. You deserve supportive people. Put in boundaries for the wrong people and NEVER feel bad for it.

    • Nettie98

      703d

      I went to my therapist and asked if there was any groups that have experienced what I did and the place I go to therapy has a handful of different support groups. But I also have used Facebook groups as well

    • wise

      703d

      First of all, congratulations on getting out! I know from experience that that was difficult to do for a multitude of reasons. My advice is don't push yourself. See a therapist and learn how to be comfortable being alone, you'll probably find that friendships come easier when they don't feel like a lifeline to the outside world

    • oceanxeyes

      703d

      Nettie98, I've been thinking about joining a support group! But I have no idea how to find one 😅 How did you go about finding a support group?

    • Nettie98

      703d

      I have slowly started making friends again through support/therapy groups. They understand what it's like and most feel the same way. If you need a trial friend (or a long time friend, whatever you feel comfortable with 💜) to help you out and get into the groove of things I'm here for ya!

    • smudgeblossom

      703d

      I personally try to make connections with coworkers and friends of theirs, mostly because these are the people I see every day and it helps to be cool with them. Eventually I’ve been introduced to friends of theirs and made even more friends. It’s an easy small step that can bring you great places:)

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