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Melancholy - September 26th 2018, 09:16 PM

[SIZE="a"]I just feel so melancholy and it's like, I'm isolating myself from the world both online and offline; but nobody is making the effort to reach out or acknowledge me. I don't know what to do. This makes me feel so lonely and long for the olden days. [/size]
   
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Re: Melancholy - September 26th 2018, 11:20 PM

HI there,

One of my all time favourite quotes is:

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You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
This is exactly what you've done, and I'm so proud of you for doing that! It's one of the hardest things you can do.

Are you able to find something to keep yourself busy? I'm not sure if you're male or female since you're anonymous, but you could always try yoga! I know a lot of people find it helps them. Maybe you could also try going for walks?

I hope one of these might help!



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Re: Melancholy - September 27th 2018, 01:58 AM

I actually think Brittany's suggestion of yoga is amazing, regardless of gender -- loads of men do yoga, it's also open to all body types and gender, so if you're non-binary, bigger bodied, etc, don't let that deter you.

Sorry that you feel like no one is reaching out; I'm sure it's not personal, people just get busy and if you've been gradually withdrawing for a while now, or were introverted to begin with, they might not know anything is wrong. I have felt this way too, for a long time I thought that no one would notice if I didn't do all of the leg work to maintain those friendships (e.g. reaching out, making conversation happen etc.) but I think something that comes with age is that you don't talk to your friends everyday or even every week any having gaps in communication isn't a big deal. If you feel like you're being isolated, you could always reach out and ask to spend time with people you feel are friends - don't be to vague, but don't be upset if they can't meet at the exact time you can. Here is a good example "hey Sarah, we should go for coffee next week! Would love to catch up. I am free Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after 4!" That's a good way to be specific enough that you can pin the person down without being a hassle cause you expect them to be free at a specific time (unless there's a reason such as having tickets to a movie, but I'd still hold off on buying tickets until you have someone to go with).

I think getting involved in community things can be really fun, like if you like those getting into costume and playing a character things (next level cosplay???) or knitting or anything, try to find a knitting club, or a cosplay group, or whatever else, and you can hopefully alleviate some social isolation that way.
   
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