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NekoTeto123

530d

it seems like the more I try to make friends, the harder it is to find someone who will talk to me. I've tried several apps looking for friends and after a few messages one day, they all stop messaging me. My anxiety spikes because I feel like if I reach out they'll be annoyed with me. So I need people to message me first at least for a few days but no one really ever does.. idk I'm probably making a bigger deal out of this than I should be but I'm so desperate for new people to talk to. But I'm on the verge of just giving up and sticking with my 3 best friends who I know I can talk to :/

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    • Skyla1

      431d

      I constantly feel that way. No matter how many times I try. We have some of the same diagnoses I could always use a friend that understands me if you want to chat.

    • Skyla1

      431d

      I constantly feel that way. No matter how many times I try. We have some of the same diagnoses I could always use a friend that understands me if you want to chat.

    • Clairebear3

      522d

      I would try a public but quiet place like a library, we have some of the diagnoses if you would like to become chat buddies

    • Sisu04

      522d

      Are you interested in a texting pal? We share a lot of the same diagnoses and I’m looking for friends too. I promise to text first as long as you need!

    • scurrly2

      524d

      I suggest going to a coffee shop and sitting at the counter, everyday at the same time. Just use the time as your self-care/exposure time. Read a self-help article/book. Don't hide the book. Make it very natural to be open about you. Get to know the staff. Before you know it, you may be meeting with coffee people, speaking on the same interests. Volunteer πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ *exposure *self-esteem *resume builder *friends helping the same cause Sending Love ❀️ and Light ✨️

      • NekoTeto123

        524d

        @scurrly2 Thank you for the advice, I've tried going to a coffee shop in the past but I was too anxious so I ended up leaving after I got my order πŸ˜…. But I'll give it another try and see if I can meet some new people that way :) I appreciate your comment πŸ’œ

        • scurrly2

          524d

          @NekoTeto123 go late at night πŸŒ™ everyone is anxious that time of the day πŸ™ƒ

    • Niktheking

      524d

      Friendship takes time to build, and not always an internet connection is right and appropriate to maintain for a long time. I think that's why the ties broke. Are there maybe groups of people in your area that meet to talk, meet and get to know people? I know we had something like that at the community center and that's how I met the friends I'm with today.

      • NekoTeto123

        524d

        @Niktheking Thank you for replying, I'll do a search and see if there's anything like that in my area. I didn't even think of that! Your advice is much appreciated πŸ’œ

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