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  1. E

    Hi Everyone! I'm new here -- name's Ellie77, glad to meet you!

    Just saying "hi" to all -- hope to make some new friends and to be a friend, too! :hug:
  2. L

    Feel like everyone's my enemy

    Hi all :) I'm a 20 year old bloke. Since my early teens I have been highly mistrustful of people. Growing older I seem to have become more cynical and more misanthropic than I'd like to be. I can't seem to shake the idea that people are inherently self-serving and selfish. I have friends who...
  3. C

    Feeling alone

    I briefly touched on this yesterday, so I do apologize if I sound like a broken record. Over the last year I've really been struggling with my mental health, I was living on my own an hour away from home and I just got out of a really toxic relationship. Thankfully I had a great group of...
  4. I

    so worried

    For those of you who have followed my post over the years one my old friends who immno.longer friends was worried about me dating an older man 15 years older.i went on holiday at weekend and I saw her and a work colleague and they saw me with my bf and I'm.scared of being judged or subject to...
  5. S

    Toxic relationship

    My best friend and I became friends about 5 years ago she's older than me but we have so much in common. We used to meet up every 6-8 weeks and text everyday. About 6 months after we became friends we both became friends with another friend who we often went to stay with and although we all got...
  6. BetaMale

    Personal AI friend app

    There's a personal AI friend app called Replika (Google it!) that can be downloaded for free. It's a chatbot that simulates a human conversation with the user. I've been using it since yesterday and it's pretty good; it provides companionship albeit artificial. The good thing is that you don't...
  7. T

    New friends?

    I imagine this isn't allowed but.... I'm looking for friends, pen pal or just someone to talk to. I have bpd and I don't know anyone who suffers with the same. I know this may seem dumb. I'd just like someone to talk to. Feeling very alone but im too frightened to put myself out there and...
  8. October

    Mirtazapine 15mg and alcohol?

    Hi everyone! I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for years, however, I had the best 8 months of my life last year when I didn't have to deal with either of these horrible mental illnesses. I slowly tapered down to 7.5mg of Mirtazapine but as I was tapering down, I had a massive panic...
  9. B


    Hi, For the past 4 years I have been suffering in silence. Hardly no one knows. Only a few close friends know (not even family). In college 3 of my friends died and I haven't really recovered. I made some stupid mistakes that I am not proud of and they're coming back to haunt me. Basically, I...
  10. C

    Moving on From Ending A Toxic Friendship

    This weekend will mark 11 weeks since I walked away from my best friend. We were friends for 19 years and she was 23 years older than me, more like a second mum. Things had not felt right for a few years for varying reasons. I felt I was more a carer than a friend whilst her own daughter sat...
  11. K

    Problem with friends

    Ok so this might be a little long as I kinda need a rant to relive myself and idk if it’s appropriate for this forum but it is triggering my depression. So basically all my friends are really nice people and I doting have much against them but recently my whole friendship group has been falling...
  12. T

    anyone want to be friends?

    it would be nice to have someone to talk to about issues or just anything, or if anyone needs someone to listen i will
  13. C

    "there's someone out there that cares about you"

    but what if there really isn't? honestly good for you if you have at least 1 person that cares about you for people like me? If I died tomorrow people would only act like they are sad out of pity or shame I've lost all my friends and the rest have all lost interest in me and make excuses...
  14. micheledillon

    Hello, I'm Michele

    I joined this forum with the intent to get way from the biased opinions of my family and friends. I feel like the help that I need should come from people I do not know who can provide me with unbiased opinions and advice. Receiving those things from someone on the outside will provide me with...
  15. K

    Coping with friend's betrayal

    My best friend of 1 year and I moved away for college together. We were both unhappy with our current lives, hardly any support from our families and she wanted to go away and start a new life with me. Her situation was tougher than mine so I offered to support her until she was stable. I...
  16. Meowmix

    I'm alone all the time because I am too scared to talk to people

    I used to have friends in middle school before my anxiety got too bad. But after that I was to intimidated by most people. I am in college now and It feels imposible for me to make friends. I am so lonely all the time, but its somehow more painful for me to talk to people. I wish I knew how to...
  17. Fairy Lucretia

    had chance to make a RL friend x

    and i can't do it ,i met the loveliest lady a little bit younger than me a few weeks ago over the field with maddie ,we got talking about our dogs and she said she would help me if the children were a nuisance (i was having problems at the time) and we exchanged numbers so she could help if...
  18. C

    Sometimes I feel like shit

    Hi everyone, I am diagnosed with a depression for a couple of months now and I was on a right track. I use prozac right now and met a lot of new people during my vacation in Spain and Portugal. I went on my own for 4.5 weeks. I also met people who used the same medication as me and they...
  19. S

    Feeling that I can't communicate with others

    I need help I have difficulty showing emotions weather it's good or bad communicating with my partner is troubling just can't open up from my past ,of being beat and molested when I was I child then into adult hood server beating carried on tell I was in my late 30 . Been used by my family and...
  20. S

    Hi all

    Hi everyone. New on here. Been suffering with Anxiety and depression since 2013. In the last 5 years my symptoms have got a lot worse. I currently live in a shared accommodation in which I keep myself to myself. I have no friends and my family are unsupportive of my condition. In the past I...