I can’t even try to make friends becus I feel like no one will want to be my friend. I don’t leave the house except to go to work and for a walk, or buy things
I don’t leave the house unless I have to either. I don’t think anyone wants to be my friend. The only thing I have to talk about is my medical issues because I stay home all day and don’t do anything. Consequently, I have nothing to add to a conversation, nor do I have anything interesting to share. I think I have one friend, though. She is in her 70s or 80s, and we go to lunch about once a month. She goes to my church (which I almost never attend), but she is very traditional in her beliefs, so I am careful about what I say.
I just have a WhatsApp friend left, with him I was skateboarding some years. But I am no longer interested in friends.
I can relate to not having anything interesting to say
I have one great friend I’ve known for over 15 years though she’s like 60 or so. Making friends with the neighbors. I’m a little choosey on my friend choices. I’ve been screwed over too many times.
Why r u not interested in friends?
I have no friends, I just go to work and home
Sounds like u hav a few friends
I am sorry about that
I have terrible alogia, so when I’m around other people I don’t talk. It’s hard to make friends this way. I really don’t have any.
That sounds hard. R u able to talk if they initiate the discussion?
I will try my hardest to have a conversation with someone, but it’s a challenge when you have nothing to say. I feel dumb when I talk to people, like my brain doesn’t have enough thoughts. It’s stressful. I’ve gotten good at asking people questions though.
I understand the feeling dumb because I get that sometimes too. I just giv neutral answers a lot of the time without ne personality
Other than family i have one friend who i see regularly and two friends i see rarely but we text often. They all understand how difficult it is for me to go out. We pick restaurants that aren’t super busy and have booths so i dont get too stressed and paranoid.
That is nice that u can c someone regularly
Too much to take care of.
I don’t have any friends. I always look forward to my mom getting home from work. She never wants to talk about anything I find interesting, so I don’t talk to anyone either.
People here are the same…! I thought the problem was orgininated from my personality defects. Not much talk, neutral answers without characteristics, and no interesting things to have a conversation…cause I don’t get along with friends…deep friendship is not possible…But I’m lucky that I go to school and see some friends there.
I have like one friend I still talk to infrequently, I met her at the mental health support club. My brain pain has been improving dramatically, and my symptoms are 99.9% percent resolved, so in a few weeks I’ll be good enough to go to the club again and make more friends. Eventually will go to other interest groups like Toastmasters and entrepreneurial clubs to network.
I used to be like this. I realised that one reason fou us Sz not having friends is us having become a group of boring people after the illness. So don’t blame the normies for not choosing us to be their friends.