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I mean, I don't even understand relationships and even less the concept of romance at all. 

But anyone else feeling lonely on a platonic level? 

I don't have much friends and I never feel like I can talk to the few I have. Moreover, I'm shit at making new friends and especially forming lasting friendships (mostly because I'm a social and emotional disaster who tends to push people away as soon as I get emotionally attached to them). 

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Absolutely, i'm incredibly grateful for my friends but i'm so bad at maintaining friendships and we're all finishing school next year:(( Just kinda sucks bc I have difficulty approaching people I want to talk to and will probably lose my existing friends rip

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Yeah, that's me. Never had any friendships past the casual level. Got used to being alone - mostly.

Companionship and emotional support would be nice, but I don't know how to offer those myself, so how can I ask others to?

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11 minutes ago, Confused Artist said:

I'm almost always lonely. I'm not really sure why, but it even happens when I'm with other people. It's kinda weird...

Same and I zone out but then I remember: these people care and if they don't then they should leave. I refocus on the present and be present.

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I've been good at contacting friends recently, but in catching up I compare my life to theirs and I feel shame because I think I haven't achieved anything worthwhile. Which is some sort of internal desolate wasteland.....which make me feel lonelier when I'm with my friends.... So, completely not what you asked! 

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I just really want a good hug but I'm not close enough with anyone I know to be super close to them that way...

Plus, like a lot of other people on this thread, I'm so awful at being vulnerable so I just end up being the mom or therapist friend and can't return that kind of friendship. 

kinda sucks. 

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Yep. Besides the pandemic not letting me hug any human, all my friends are now getting jobs and continuing studying and are separated. We hang out once per week via internet to catch up but I really miss them and would love to get a group hug to not feel alone. Since I am the only one not in a relationship, I fear they may slowly drift apart and cut me up, maybe is my anxiety and depression but that feeling is there 24/7 now.

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Yes, I haven't seen most of my friends in person since last February. Video chats just aren't the same. The couple I have occasionally seen it has been for 2m distanced walks, which isn't exactly companionable. I miss them, and I'm feeling lonely.

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On 2/14/2021 at 3:48 PM, Sam Spade said:

Yes, I only had a few friends, and they moved away. I'm always the one who reaches out which makes me wonder if anyone actually likes hanging out with me...

Omg same! I mean, not with all of my friends, not all the time but, when it does happen that they reach out first, usually they need information or just want to make sure I'm ok haha

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I feel that way a lot. I have one very good best friend but don't see her as much as before the pandemic and am alone a lot more of the time.

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On 2/13/2021 at 2:48 AM, Spark_TheDemiboyRat said:

I'm almost always lonely. I'm not really sure why, but it even happens when I'm with other people. It's kinda weird...

Sometimes I even feel more lonely when I am with other people/friends. Everyone around me is getting happier and happier while I’m feeling sadder and sadder... and I don’t know why bc we actually do have a good time.

Or when I had a nice evening with friends and I’m cycling home... then I sometimes feel like the loneliest human on this planet although I was surrounded by friends minutes before.

(all during non-COVID times)

On 2/19/2021 at 8:30 AM, Rolo said:

Yes, I haven't seen most of my friends in person since last February. Video chats just aren't the same. The couple I have occasionally seen it has been for 2m distanced walks, which isn't exactly companionable. I miss them, and I'm feeling lonely.

This. We met via zoom a few weeks ago and after like five minutes I had to leave the call and started to cry bc it were just too many emotions and I remembered how much I missed them which I couldn’t handle.

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Yes... Its been a hard year. I am very good a keeping friends. I reach out to them and they reach out to me. 

But over the last year everything started to feel shallow since chatting and discord talks took over. I hate that, I just feel disconnected from them and I need that emotional bond. People started to keep things to them selfes and I noticed that from me too. Normaly I don't mind sharing my feelings but recently I feel bad oversharing maybe because they stopped doing it too. 

I feel lonely even while not alone. 

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At the moment I have the feeling as if this situation (being isolated from friends during COVID) would remain my entire life... that this is how I’ll feel for the rest of my life while everyone around me starts relationships and families.

The hardest thing is that I have no idea who I can talk to while feeling so

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On 3/29/2021 at 1:46 AM, Acecream said:

At the moment I have the feeling as if this situation (being isolated from friends during COVID) would remain my entire life... that this is how I’ll feel for the rest of my life while everyone around me starts relationships and families.

I feel the same way. My friends have been drifting apart during the pandemic, and I worry that once we can see each other again, they'll all rush back to their romantic relationships and I'll be left behind. 

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I generally don't see myself as feeling lonely, but lately with my current situation, along with the world's current social situation, I'm finding that I'm missing the feeling of having close friends. I've been in constant touch with a few of my best friends from college, which has been really nice. But I feel like I need a new connection. Someone to bond with and learn about and chat about weird and crazy things with. So the answer is yes.

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