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Do You Often Feel Like An Outsider And How Do You Deal?

Do You Often Feel Like An Outsider And How Do You Deal?

All of my friends, every single one, is married, has children and grandchildren, yet at 62, I've never had that "family" connection. Dysfunctional family, married and divorced, with a son, and never remarried, at 21. Now at 62, my best friends and connections have had that "white picket fence" life. So, being that they are my best friends I am with them very often, all holidays, birthdays, etc. Ever feel like you're on the outside looking in? Ever ask why didn't I have any of that? How do… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My friend please get the pet. I promise you it will be such a profound love for you! My best friends are my pets. I'm not trying to be funny here, it is the truth. So much love. I really don't think I would have made it through eveything that I have without them. Wondering about all the other stuff will work itself out. Trust me. My litter box is in the bathroom, for 4!! Not crazy about is but it works. Do it!! Keep me posted!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My animals have truly saved me, many times...do you have any? Just a thought. They give your lots of love and attention..I prefer them over people any day!! lol You have made a friend here. I appreciate your honesty and willingness to put stuff out there. If we don't put it out there, there is no point in this, right? You can ask me anything about "my history" and I will share. I'd like to think that's helpful for you, me and anyone else that happens to read it. Chat anytime. Have a great day. As James Taylor would sing, "You've Got A Friend"!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

More than you'll ever know people don't talk to me for some reason they're hesitant only a select few on this site even talk to me I am a true outsider it's been like that all my life since I was a child

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I’m 52 now divorced for 11 years and have to grown children. I live alone with my 2 cats and have no real friends. I could be dead in my house for a long time before somebody figures out I’m dead because nobody ever checks in on me despite all the times I reach out to them and try to initiate plans or become closer to people to have better friends. I’m a complete loner I always felt different then everybody else even as a child. I had a hard time fitting in and don’t feel like I can connect with anybody anymore and I’m getting very weak, tired and frustrated trying to feel better when I don’t.

posted 2 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Wow. Such similar stories my friend. I just try and tell myself that there is a reason for everything and that my purpose is still unknown and will soon come to fruition. I think volunteering helps. I try to do that myself, with the animals. I have 5! and they really bring me a lot of joy and love. I retired 12/1 and already have an interview tomorrow. I guess I need to be around people because being at home all day can get depressing. I have one child, a son, now 40. Bi-polar, manic, and he self medicates in a really bad way. We barely talk because of all the issues we've had over the years. He has 2 children, a boy and a girl, he gave them up because he didn't want to pay child support, when he and his wife divorced. I know, real nice!! I have been unable to find my grandchildren and have never seen the youngest. I have 2 sisters, one that I haven't seen in years; the other, well that's real dysfunctional too. Too much to go into here. We must just try to find happiness. We all have dark places. I try really hard not to go to mine and I think I'm getting better at it. It is what is is. I'm not going to give up searching for my purpose or happiness. You either! OK?! Chat me anytime. I'm here. So glad you connected with me! Take care.

posted over 3 years ago
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