How do you make friends?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2005
How do you make friends?
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Sat, 10-08-2011 - 5:38pm

I have been trying so hard to make friends and I just can't seem to get it right.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2005
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 5:42pm

Oh, and I joined a gym too.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2006
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 10:59pm

I'm sorry.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2005
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 12:47am

Thanks for your response.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 5:57am

HI,

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 1:38pm

Hey,

just sending you a ~hug~ . I am really not sure what to suggest because I tend to be a reclusive type of person. I have never found anyone IRL that I have really felt at home with, that I could trust. Been hurt too many times.



iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2006
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 4:04pm

I am pretty social when I am out in public, but I am not one to hang in bars and I do not frequent any place a lot to make friends. I am lonely too. I seem to have no problem making friends online and on social newtorks, but IRL, it seems harder since I have chronic pain. I am very isolated, which does not help depression for anyone. I wish I could help you because then I would be able to answer this question for myself too. I have tried joining groups for positive interests and still the woman all seem to have to get home to their families, or do not want to meet up with me later. I have invited people to lunch and to do other things and people are always too busy, so I have started to leave people alone like they want. I guess the closest I am going to get as far as friends are concerned is on the internet.

Hugs and hang in there!!!

     ~ Tina ~

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 8:53pm

Tobylady,

I can so much relate to your post!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2006
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 11:14am

Heidi and everyone who is in this same boat.

I also wish so bad I could find even one good friend to hang out with. I was watching a movie the other night and it had two women that have been friends for years. They were dancing, laughing and drinking wine. They were hanging out just talking and being there for one another. I cried so bad because I want that closeness with someone so bad. I used to have this with my mom, who was my very best friend. Now she is gone. She died in 2005 and I have not been the same since. I wish heaven above that someone....a good person, would come into my life to be my best friend and me her best friend. Someone who will accept me for who I am...all of me. It is hard to feel so lonely. I know how horrible this feels. Hugs to all of you!!!!

     ~ Tina ~

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 11:35am

a-new-me394,

Your post touched me because I understand how you feel and I look at movies and wish the same thing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 2:57pm

I know what you all mean.



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