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Juneau

Juneau

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Hey everyone. I'm new here. 25 year old guy. I'm hoping to meet some cool peeps. I struggle mainly with depression and social anxiety, amongst other things.

I haven't been having the best couple of months. My family is dysfunctional, parents are siblings are nearly impossible to be around due to their messed up views and ideologies. I feel like my friends are just vanishing, too. My friends have been acting very cold and distant towards me and it makes me pretty sad I guess. I recently made a new friend who I thought was cool, but she ended up kinda cutting me off for no reason that I can figure out. My friend of 11 years also recently ghosted on me. Friends are supposed to be there for you and support you, but I feel like all my friends do is dismiss me, ignore me, and cut me out. I essentially spent my whole 6 year college career alone in my room, because I was too scared to go out and talk to people. I made no friends in college, I went to no social outings, I felt completely alone and out of place (as I do in most social situations).

I drink fairly frequently and I'm trying to change that, though I have recently tried A.A. and didn't have a good experience there. My sponsor was overly pushy and needy especially for a newcomer. He would pressure me in an overly controlling way and get mad at me if I didn't call him for one day. He demanded to know everything that was going on in my life. He even asked me about my sexual orientation. It was way too much stress for me on top of everything else going on in my life, and I couldn't handle it. I didn't get much of anything out of the meetings. I was also forced to mingle with all these strangers, but it was mostly them cracking dumb inside jokes and me standing off to the side not knowing what to do, wishing I could slink away and never see these people again.

Anyway, that's a little bit about me and what my life is like. I'm just someone trying to get through and manage this harsh world.
 
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Hello Juneau, welcome to the forum.
 
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