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Any other here over 26 old deals with loneliness ?

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JCPraha

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It is very difficult for someone with mental health problems. If I have an obvious physical injury, people understand it. But my MH problems are far more painful and insidious than physical ailments, and no one understands or wants to hear about them. People don't care, they just perceive me as weak and try to take advantage of me.

Loneliness is actually a very painful feeling and emotion, one of the worst, and difficult to cope with. Unfortunately, I know from personal experience.
 
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Straydog

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Hello. I am over 26 and i ve been lonely for what seems like forever.
 
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AnxiousE

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In my 30s and I'm lonely too, despite being married. It's hard for me to connect with people in real life. Most people are either just to busy or don't want to talk about the sad things in life or the things they don't understand. Well, I suppose I have my Mom, but she doesn't understand or know how to help a lot of the time. Ah, I don't wanna sound ungrateful though, but you know, it's nice to have friends and not just family. Sometimes it's better to talk about strangers because you don't want to astrange your family or spouse. :/
 
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Peppermint

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I'm in my 30s and feel the same. I'm very grateful for my family. Friends from past all seem to have moved on with their lives. I have made attempts to make new friends but most people seem very busy. I joined this site to learn more about mental health but it would also be nice to talk to other people experiencing the same issues and who understand.
 
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lanx_lad

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Funnily enough, got a few messages over the weekend, mainly asking where am I. I replied with grace and dignity. I'll crawl out of my little hole when I'm ready.
 
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MultipulePDs

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I'm 36 now and probably the last time i made a new friend was in my mid 20s. Looking to get out there and find a friend since I don't really talk to many people.
 
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Shasta_Dan

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I am 66 years old and live alone. No relatives near me for 300 miles. Have a housekeeper who comes in the afternoons weekdays. Most of the time I am alone. I tried dating sites on the net, even premium sites, no luck. Even when I was young I lived in an apartment alone and worked in an office, alone. Always alone.
 
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JCPraha

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It is quite difficult being alone all of the time. I really can't cope with it well. The isolation is terrible. I suppose it is due to my mental health problems. My separation anxiety issues, but it is really terrible. The loneliness makes depression much worse. I don't know what to do about it. Just trying to barely make it through each day.
 
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Jimh

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Dec 10, 2019
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Bridgend
31 and alone. have good friends but suffer extreme anxiety when it comes to intimacy or forming sexual or romantic relationships, think this is down to issues in past relationships. there are a lot of benefits to living alone but i think its starting to get to me so hoping to make some changes this year.
 
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purpleorchid

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I'm in my 30s but due to depression I don't make that much effort with anyone (except my partner) so my loneliness is self inflicted. Once in a while I meet up with friends but I don't feel the connection is there anymore.
 
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Mal84

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Jan 15, 2020
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Hovering in the Atlantic
I’m lonely but in a way I prefer it to having to keep up friendships and pretend to be someone I’m not. I’m all about online friendships.

Also my ex best friend screwed me totally over and now I have to pay back a debt that is hers
 
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