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Bunnythewitch

523d

I can't seem to continue to talk to people long enough to make friends. either it's my social anxiety that gets to me or life becomes to stressful or depression hits. I just....I just want friends. not someone who romantically or sexually is interested just a friend. a plutonic friend. but I can't have one if I keep disappearing and I know that but it's so challenging to talk...

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    • KittyRosa

      523d

      On the contrary. You need to find a friend who is patient and understanding and like me doesn't have friendship decay..... I'm brainfarting the Ctual term. But I can go months heck I have even gone a few years not tlaking with a friend but then when we start chatting again to me it feels Ike no time has passed in th sense of our friendship. We do soem changing up and then it's right back to laughing and all that

    • Bulmom

      522d

      Same. And then there is the small talk. Why isn't once or twice a week deep conversations socially acceptable to be a stepping stone to making friends?

    • JingleP

      522d

      It can be hard or a long search to find friends who fit with your style, but don’t be afraid to keep trying. I’m glad to have found friends back in high school and they’re still with me even though our connection has dimmed and I often ghost them due to my own brain. When you find those people that enjoy your company even over long periods of silence you could really be in the long haul together. Wishing you luck 💕

    • Rindylou

      523d

      Maybe try doing snail mail. It's a great way to meet ppl with out the pressure of an immediate response and if you choose same sex penpal less of a chance to become romantic.

    • Sadiladi

      523d

      I understand that, I do that myself

    • KittyRosa

      523d

      Also though. I feel that. Like I struggle to cuz I have social anxiety and am socially aware. My depression can make me just cancel out for m I ths at a time.... it's a struggle to find people who can put up with my complex crazy life

      • KittyRosa

        523d

        @KittyRosa Social anxiety and socially awkward is not fun

    • KittyRosa

      523d

      On the contrary. You need to find a friend who is patient and understanding and like me doesn't have friendship decay..... I'm brainfarting the Ctual term. But I can go months heck I have even gone a few years not tlaking with a friend but then when we start chatting again to me it feels Ike no time has passed in th sense of our friendship. We do soem changing up and then it's right back to laughing and all that

    • Donut

      523d

      I’m the same too! I’ve literally had to explain to people that it may take a long time to respond, but there are some cases where literal months will pass. Not everyone understands, but I’ve been able to find some really lovely supportive friends over time.

    • poodlelover28

      523d

      I'm the exact same way! I get overwhelmed trying to reply to people quickly so making friends is hard for me. I often take days to reply to people.

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