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Lone_wanderer

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Ah. I've only been to 1 private one here in the US, the others were public, and I guess the only benefit I got from them was that I was safe. Won't say it was great therapy or anything. But I will agree with you that I did enjoy the people, the contact. I miss a lot of them and wonder what they're up to, if they've made it through this past year ):
Yeah I've made some good friends in Hospital and had a few girlfriends who I've met in hospital or at support groups. There good places to keep you safe while you recover but I think that's about all they are useful for except to get you on meds and sort out your welfare benefits if your unable to work.
 
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Yeah I've made some good friends in Hospital and had a few girlfriends who I've met in hospital or at support groups. There good places to keep you safe while you recover but I think that's about all they are useful for except to get you on meds and sort out your welfare benefits if your unable to work.
Exactly. I met a boyfriend there as well. Didn't go too smoothly, as we both were working through major issues (obviously). But it's just such a relief to be able to let go and not be judged and be open. Kind of like here.
 
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maybe you can get a zoom chat with a friend
I have recently started chatting on zoom to two online friends
I'd need to tidy my shit hole of a flat and get my webcam set up for that Zoe. I do speak a few people on the phone regularly and have the people I talk to when I'm playing online games but it just isn't the same.
 
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I'd need to tidy my shit hole of a flat and get my webcam set up for that Zoe. I do speak a few people on the phone regularly and have the people I talk to when I'm playing online games but it just isn't the same.
No, it's not. God, I was just wondering the last time I had a real long hug even from someone. Feel like I'm growing thorns...
 
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some people set up their computer
so that the web cam is facing a wall
or get a ' zoom background ' which I can't get on mine

but its just a suggestion
I find its more realistic than the phone
 
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Exactly. I met a boyfriend there as well. Didn't go too smoothly, as we both were working through major issues (obviously). But it's just such a relief to be able to let go and not be judged and be open. Kind of like here.
I've been using this forum on and off for 9 years now and around 5 years before that on an account I closed to take a break. Sometimes this is the only place I have to talk to people who understand.
 
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@Zoe1, thanks for telling me about the backgrounds I'll take a look. Cheers matie. :).
 
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@Zoe1, I've got a webcam that I was going to set up as CCTV on one of my Linux computers.
 
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