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Topic: Looking for Friends!!

  1. Janey42
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    21 March 2020
    Depression can be very lonely! Is there anyone out there who will be my friend?
  2. Ramani
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    22 March 2020 in reply to Janey42
    Yes it can. I often get extremely depressed abt how easy it is for some to be social and make friend after friend after Friend!! But people like me well Im 32 and only ever had a bestfriends, One when i was a child who simply moved away with little to no warning and the other a few years ago... Ended badly because of lack of communication and lies. We only recently got back in contact but its different. I miss how we were to be honest 😥😥
  3. Missing user
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    22 March 2020

    I'll be your friend Janey42, and Ramani!

    Tayla

  4. Matchy69
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    22 March 2020 in reply to Janey42

    Hi Janey42 depression can make you lonely at best of times but with way we are at in this world at the moment the lonelyness seems to be worst.I am so greatful for this site to give me someone to talk to in these hard times.

    Take care,

    Mark.

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  5. Missing user
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    22 March 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    I agree with you Mark and it's quite sad.

    Take care everyone, I'll be your friend.

    Tayla

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    22 March 2020 in reply to Missing user
    Your a great friend Tayla.
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  7. Missing user
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    22 March 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Thanks Mark, i don't think I am. Means a lot that you think that though, so are you.

    Tayla

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    23 March 2020 in reply to Missing user
    Hi Tayla the reason you are such a great friend is you have the most beautiful heart and you care so much about other people.I wish you could give yourself some love like you gives other.
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  9. Missing user
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    23 March 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    That's not true Mark but thank you.

    Tayla

  10. Stressed Guy
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    25 March 2020 in reply to Janey42
    Yeah, I'll be your friend. That also applies to everyone who's commented on this post.

    I've always struggled to make friends since I was a kid so I can relate to that.

    I'm 26 btw if anyone wanted to know.



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  11. Raggity
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    26 March 2020

    I also want friends, its lonely over here

    Name's Lorree, I'm 33

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  12. Janey42
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    29 March 2020 in reply to Janey42
    Thank you to everyone who has responded to my post. Depression sucks at the best of times, let alone at the moment with all the self isolation happening. I do have my family here with me however, it's nice to have people to talk to other than the people you see everyday! Do you get what I mean?
  13. Janey42
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    29 March 2020 in reply to Raggity
    Hi Loree, that's a pretty name. Thank you for saying you'll be my friend :)
  14. Missing user
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    29 March 2020 in reply to Stressed Guy

    Hi Stressed Guy and others. I know how you feel, I have no friends either, none in person especially. I always get sad when I see people hanging out and wish it was me.

    Yes we get what you mean Janey.

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    29 March 2020 in reply to Janey42

    Hi Janey and other familiar names here.I have struggled all my life to make friends,i was allways picked on in school and didnt really have friends because i was different to everyone.I still struggle to make friends and if i do i dont keep them for long,i try so hard to be liked.I come on here just to talk to somebody.

    Take care,

    Mark.

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  16. Missing user
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    29 March 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Sorry to hear that Mark, you have me, all of you have me as a friend.

    Tayla

  17. Matchy69
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    29 March 2020 in reply to Missing user
    Thanks Tayla.
  18. Stressed Guy
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    1 April 2020 in reply to Raggity
    Hi Loree,

    Seems like you have a couple of friends now.

    My name's John btw if you or anyone else on here wanted to know.
  19. Stressed Guy
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    1 April 2020 in reply to Missing user
    Hi Tayla,

    Don't be so tough on yourself, you've got plenty of friends on here now (including me)
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  20. Stressed Guy
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    1 April 2020 in reply to Matchy69
    Hi Mark,

    Seems like you have friends on these forums now (Including me)
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  21. meowyone
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    1 April 2020 in reply to Janey42

    Hi All,

    I'm also looking for a friend... not really into posting on forums and this is my first post on here.

    I struggle to make and keep friends... I can be a bit full on and scare people off...or sometimes things get a bit much and I struggle to deal and then I seem flaky because I'm not attentive enough...

    If anyone wants to message, I'm 31 female from Vic.... feeling a bit lonely with the whole CV thing as WFH and not seeing anybody all day except my cat as my partner still has to go to the office.

  22. Matchy69
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    1 April 2020 in reply to meowyone

    Hi meoewyone,I to have a cat the only company i have when i dont have my kids here.They are at their mothers this week.Not sure when i will get them here with this cv.Hopefully alls good and i can have them next week.I live in a small country town with just over 200 people which has a post office and a pub that is now closed.My weekly outing is to the post office to check my mail.

    Take care,

    Mark.

  23. Matchy69
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    1 April 2020 in reply to Stressed Guy
    Hi Stressed Guy thanks for your kind words and am glad to have you as a friend.These are really lonely times for all of us.I hope you are coping ok during these tough times and staying safe.I am ordering my groceries online so one less trip into the big town.
  24. Raggity
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    1 April 2020

    hi Stressedguy, hi Janey42 and everyone else

    wow so many friends.

    These times are even more hard, as many of you have said. I only get out once a week now, just to get groceries and that's just a stressful, paranoid run around with all the grumpy looking people that live around here. Not much fun and not very social either.

  25. Stressed Guy
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    2 April 2020
    Hi Meowyone,

    I can relate to not having any friends. Don't worry about it, maybe you just haven't met the right people yet. You have me as a friend too.

    To Mark, I'm alright atm. My mood kind of shifts during the day from happy to sad back to happy but I'll figure it out. You stay safe too mate.


    To Raggity, except for running outside for an hour one afternoon, I haven't left the house at all. Well maybe to check the mail once or twice (I'm an introvert by nature but it's tough staying inside. I miss going to the movies, to the shops, bowling and I used to go to a lot of sporting games as well) Also, I'll be your friend too (I didn't say it in my first message and it's been bugging me since)

    I also wanted to say I hope everyone stays safe and for everyone who reads this comment and wants to talk just let me know. I log in quite often to check for new messages.

    John

  26. Nimi
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    5 April 2020
    Hi everyone!!

    Yeah, depression is very lonely! I recently lost a group of very close friends, in part due to my poor management of my anxiety and depression but also due to other things... it's really difficult feeling like depression and anxiety interfere with stuff like that. I saw a video on youtube the other day that said it was like being a train and having people come and go from your life, so I suppose that's a healthier way of looking at it. Relationships change sometimes.

    But my point! Yes! I would love to make friends! I am already feeling so welcomed and glad I joined this community. I am always happy to talk too, especially with more free time thanks to all this crazy stuff happening!

    Wishing everyone well. Please take care and stay safe.
    Nimi
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  27. MrAnxiety
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    9 April 2020 in reply to Stressed Guy
    It would be nice to have online friends to chat to at times.
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  28. Stressed Guy
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    14 April 2020 in reply to Nimi
    Hi Nimi,

    Don't worry about losing friends, you'll just make some more in the future. Also I can relate to having anxiety and depression. That's the beauty about this forum, It's almost like a safe space where you can talk about your problems and try to work through them. Also, this social part of the website is really cool too.

    Also, I'll be your friend, so will everyone else on here.

    John
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  29. Stressed Guy
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    14 April 2020 in reply to MrAnxiety
    Hi Mr Anxiety,

    I don't know if I'm comfortable being friends on social media.

    One other thing too, is how do we become friends on social media without posting all of our personal information on here first?

    I'm just a bit hesitant I guess.

    I'm certainly up for talking on here and on the other sections of Beyond Blue if want.

    John

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  30. hello, hi, 😀
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    21 April 2020 in reply to Janey42

    I would love to be your friend.

    I don't have any friends. Life at school and home feels very lonely at times.

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