I think I have all the friends I can handle. 2 regulars and one church lady. I used to have lots of friends before I started isolating. after isolation I find im overwhelmed in social circles in a couple hours time and need to retreat back to my home. I don’t like to go out anymore, I like just short play dates. but I am comfortable enough with my parents that I can hang out with them for a longer time.
I essentially do not have friends.
My parents are my only associates.
It would be nice to have friends, but I am not desperate about that.
yeah im thankful for the friends I have. they are understanding when I leave after a short time with them. we stay in regular communication and meet up once a month or so for a meal or a hike or some kind of short adventure. I don’t know why I get so overwhelmed. I’ve been much more complimentary to them lately and trying to show my appreciation to them, which is making things better I think.
we’re always here though if you want to chat sometime @Chess24. did you do any exercise today?
I have 0 rl friends but alot of cousins i can visit. I have about 5 online friends after scouring the forums of the internet.
Honestly i want more online friends, but theyre so hard to find. So many ghosts on the internet. I prefer discord or kik
The rl friend thing is something im working on aswell too. Its just hard to make friends without being able to drive.
Hello @Lifer .
I did exercise today.
I did one set on an indoor rower, and then on my fourth attempt I managed to drastically improve the result.(Although today wasn’t the best day for me because on good days I don’t need four attempts
to improve the result, and sometimes even do 3 sets with increasingly good results.).
Regarding chatting, I do have chatting partners in that I attend religious lessons and the people there
study and talk with me. I don’t know if these religious people are my friends, but I guess you can call
them at least acquaintances.
Another thing, if my physical form becomes steadily good, and I can go to health club often, I can find friends there.
Another thing I hope to develop, in case I have steady good physical form, is tennis - to play tennis at an amateur level. And perhaps I can get friends\acquaintances from this too.
I don’t have friends since i was a kid and i feel bad for it.
I try to make friends but most of the people avoid me, I have a app to meet people but I don’t have success.
I have friends from school and church. I have gone in outings with them too and had a nice time.
yeah that does sound tough. hope you find some friends. there is always the forum, im around some in the afternoons and evenings if you want to chat.
that’s great. there are many opportunities for you.
I’ve half a dozen friends I’ve been hanging with since early high school. A few went through psychosis with me so they’ve been there for the bad times for sure. Hard to get together these days but I see them individually through the year. Saturday week we are getting together for a regular half yearly get together. Should be fun.
sounds great @rogueone
I got friends for moral support, but when i would need help moving furniture I would be on my own.
haha yeah same here. I don’t think they would like it if I asked a lot of favors. im sure they would help if they could and I would buy them a meal for their troubles. usually when I need that kind of help dad is there for me.
Same here. The family helps out in need. At one stage they wanted to trick me in a home cause they thought I need to much help. I live on a different social level. In the past i had no idea that a little compassion like saying hello how are you can change the world for someone lonely.
I think my best friend is my aunt and another SZ guy I just met here.
It’s hard making new friends with this illness and being an introvert, but I have a few friends (4) that are really helpful when I struggle and I’m lucky to have found them…
So I have enough friends, I wish I would have more but I’m happy with the few that I have…
I want more friends. At least a dozen.
Maybe this is a bit of youthful ambition that will peter off, but a dozen doesn’t seem to be asking for much in this world of 7.7 billion people.
I hear from somewhere when you get married invite a hundred friends. In some villages in Europe a gathering of 200 people to celebrate something special is normal.
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