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Hi! Smile

I'll just provide a little background information. I used to have a lot of friends. My family and I emigrated to Holland in 1988 so I lost all my friends.

In high school I was bullied a lot which ruined my self-confdience. I became shy, insecure and withdrawn. I never went out much, maybe once a year to the movies. I did have some friends at school, one of which I saw regularly in the weekends.

To make matters worse, at 23 I developed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It also came to light I had Social Anxiety Disorder. I had a hard time dealing with these disorders and finally at 29 it started getting better. The OCD was nearly gone. I also came back into contact with a friend from school whom I'd see (and still see) regularly. I joined an activity club and now have a couple of friends.

I go out about once a week, for drinks, movie, pool or whatever. I have come quite far if I say so myself. Unfortunatly I also developed a depression a year or three ago. Sometimes I just feel so sad and lonely, even when I'm with other people.

I've just been on holiday in London for 5 days, and I had a great time. I didn't really need the company of others. I stayed in a hostel so I did meet some new people. Now I'm back in Holland and the depression starts again. I've never had a relationship before and this too makes me feel very sad and lonely (and the main source of my depression I think).

Anyway, I just found this forum and I am interested in hearing stories from other people, since in real life nobody seems to talk about being lonely.

Thanks for reading! Smile

Edgar

Nina

Hi Edgar, welcome to the site. I'm glad to hear that that you come so far with the OCD. Smile Lots of friendly folk here and everyone shares comforting words....
Welcome to the forum Edgar Smile

EveWasFramed

(08-22-2010, 06:07 AM)Edgar Wrote: [ -> ]Hi! Smile

I'll just provide a little background information. I used to have a lot of friends. My family and I emigrated to Holland in 1988 so I lost all my friends.

In high school I was bullied a lot which ruined my self-confdience. I became shy, insecure and withdrawn. I never went out much, maybe once a year to the movies. I did have some friends at school, one of which I saw regularly in the weekends.

To make matters worse, at 23 I developed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It also came to light I had Social Anxiety Disorder. I had a hard time dealing with these disorders and finally at 29 it started getting better. The OCD was nearly gone. I also came back into contact with a friend from school whom I'd see (and still see) regularly. I joined an activity club and now have a couple of friends.

I go out about once a week, for drinks, movie, pool or whatever. I have come quite far if I say so myself. Unfortunatly I also developed a depression a year or three ago. Sometimes I just feel so sad and lonely, even when I'm with other people.

I've just been on holiday in London for 5 days, and I had a great time. I didn't really need the company of others. I stayed in a hostel so I did meet some new people. Now I'm back in Holland and the depression starts again. I've never had a relationship before and this too makes me feel very sad and lonely (and the main source of my depression I think).

Anyway, I just found this forum and I am interested in hearing stories from other people, since in real life nobody seems to talk about being lonely.

Thanks for reading! Smile

Edgar

Sounds like you're moving in a positive direction. Smile
I was in London back in May....I LOVED it.

Welcome to the forum. Smile
hey and welcome
Hi and welcome to the forum Edgar! Smile
Edgar....O.O
Welcome to the forum!
I...I hope you are doing well.
If you wanna talk about ocd n sa...heh..give a shout at me.
-Kimma

Drama

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welcome home
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