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Welsh80

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Being lonely is eating me up inside, I just want to make friends but my anxiety holds me back, I am very clingy and prone to driving people away. Any advice would be much appreciated thank you.
 
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to be able to improve your relationships with others you might need to reach an acceptance and learn how to enjoy time alone. I have almost always struggled with codependency issues and am just starting to learn how to be alone and not have the deep desperate feelings that I have had most of my life. if you think you may have codependency issues you should look into cbt, I have found it very helpful to manage emotions.
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Anxiety and loneliness are horrid. I wonder , do you have any professional support, therapy to help you with the anxiety. For me it has been about taking baby steps
 
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Also joining mental health support groups such as MIND or RETHINK can help you to meet people in a non judgemental environment.
Then you realise your not alone lots of people struggle.
 
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Hi Welsh80,

Sorry to hear how you feel - I was (and to an extent still am) in the same position. I think what helped me is to join "groups" of people where interaction is more natural - for me, it was getting an internship (interaction with colleagues) and joining extracurricular groups (e.g. Eco Team). Even if it's a purely functional relationship that's based on getting advice from someone more senior. There's also a group called London Shyness Social Group (or something similar to that name) if you want to interact with others who want help with their social ability - you'll all be on a level playing field that way!x

Much love <3
 
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hello ,welcome to the forum
am so sorry you are feeling so lonely

you are very welcome on the forum
we will do our best to support you
love Lu x
 
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it can be safe to say that my mental health issues has made me have a real issue with loneliness
 
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I accepted being lonely for a long time. I don't mind my own company, I like my solitude, and at least I know what I'm going to get from myself. However, after awhile, the loneliness becomes overwhelming and the desperation to just have a friend is almost suffocating. So to an extent we should be able to be lonely and not feel as if it's entirely a negative thing, but on the other hand we should not have to be constantly lonely to the point where it may never change.
 
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i was wondering how you are now?
im very sad you are lonely
it is such a horrible feeling ,possibly one of the most horrible feelings to bear
if you want a friend you have one in me

loneliness can be dangerous ,i saw on the news it can be as damaging to your health as smoking
please keep posting for support
love Lu x
 
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Sorry to hear about the loneliness. I hope you can find people who you can trust and are real friends.
 
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