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Topic: Hi, new to this

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  1. Taz27
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    19 April 2020

    hi there,

    i am new to this. the virus isnt the cause of my lonelyness or depression. i been on my own since 2009 and tried the GP thing but i cant trust a person if i only get 5 visits a year. really dont know what i expect here but maybe put things in words no one will understand but me (due to my typing and grammar errors mostly). anyhow thanks for the time

    me

  2. Rumples
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    19 April 2020 in reply to Taz27

    Hi there Taz27 and welcome :0)

    Thanks so much for reaching out!

    Loneliness and depression are both terrible things to suffer from and I'm so sorry you find yourself in this situation. You're not alone now! :0)

    You've come to a wonderfully friendly place where we're all here to help. Even if you just need to come and have a regular chat, you're more than welcomed. You'll find a lot of very nice, caring people waiting to chat with you. You'll also find a lot of interesting stories from others who you may relate to. It's a wonderful community and now you're part of it.

    WOW, you've been alone since 2009. That's a LONG time for anyone to be alone. Is it by choice or circumstances that you're alone Taz? Do you have friends and/or family you talk to?

    How about you tell us a bit about yourself, without giving away personally identifiable information. I'd love to hear all about Taz27.

    Looking forward to hearing back

    Your friend - Rumples xo

  3. Helen72
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    19 April 2020 in reply to Taz27

    Hi Taz,

    I know what you mean when you're talking about 5 visits a year! That is so few.

    I've issues with trusting people and like you I've been alone for AGES.

    But there's lots of kind people here and I hope we chat again.

    Helen

  4. Taz27
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    20 April 2020 in reply to Rumples

    thanks for comments. me being on my own is choice and situation. i go into a deep depression and get rid of everyone around me so i dont hurt anyone mentally.

    i got 1 or 2 friends i see every few weeks. my problem is i dont know how to talk to ppl face to face. there is a lot that has been done that i keep losing trust in someone. biggest thing it seems i have to be perfect to keep ppl around while others seem to make mistakes and get chances after chances.

    but anyhow thanks for your time

  5. Taz27
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    20 April 2020 in reply to Helen72

    hey helen

    thanx for your reply. i dont know how all this works yet. i hope i can chat to you and others but got to figure out how.

    me

  6. Rumples
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    20 April 2020 in reply to Taz27

    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply Taz27,

    Are you seeking help with your depression? GP, Medication, counselling etc.

    I myself suffered with sever depression for many years and can totally relate to what you're going through. Now that I've come through it and able to look back, self isolating myself wasn't the best of ideas, even though it made me feel better at the time, it only fed the depression. Simple tasks like getting out of bed and showering etc all seemed too hard. One by one the things I enjoyed and the thought of seeing anyone was not even an option. I told myself "I'm more content by myself". This thinking would later be proven to be part of the disease.

    When you say "I don't know how to talk to people". You're doing really well now sweety and I have no problems interacting with you, or you with me it would seem. Perhaps this is a good way forward for you to come back and regularly chat with us and build up your people skills?

    I can understand you not trusting people as you've been hurt from past experience. None of us are perfect I'm afraid. All we ask is you give us a chance to gain your trust. You can stop responding at anytime you want. Regardless, we'll always be here for you.

    I really am looking forward to hearing back from you sweety.

    Your friend - Rumples xoxo

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    20 April 2020 in reply to Taz27

    Hi Taz27,

    There is a great coronavirus forum thread as per the below:

    Staying Well > Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

    It's really helped me in these time. I hope it helps you also.

    Stay safe.

    Regards,

    Doran

  8. Helen72
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    28 April 2020 in reply to Taz27

    Hey Taz,

    How's things? Are you even more isolated with this pandemic? I'm not very social but this is getting to me :-(

    Can you get to your friends? Maybe a call?

    Helen

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