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No friends not close ones
Hi First time poster
I feel as though I have no friends. I have a husband and 2 daughters who I love immensely but no close friends, dont feel like an really.
I know lots of people not just online but I dont feel close to any of them. I am always anxious worrying about whether people like me. Always thinking no one does. Probably friendships dont work considering my own with my mother is non existent. sorry feel like Im talking out of my head.
Welcome to BB Forums, you will meet a lot of kind caring and non judgmental people here who will give you care and support,
Im sorry your struggling so much with making friends..
I'm pleased that you have lots of friends but sad that you don't have some really close friends.
Is it possible that Out of the people you know now that you relate to a few of them more then others, you might be able to go to the movies or out to lunch a few days a week to get to know them better, then maybe a special bond could be made.
Do you have a local community hall that does, craft, bingo, darts, cards etc, where you live, maybe you could join in activities there and meet new people with the same interests as you have.
I feel in my opinion that we need to have normal friends first until a bond is formed by some common interests, I know it's easier said then done, but with persistence, time and energy put into knowing someone then becoming friends then a , close friendship can develop.
Please try not to let your anxiety get in the way, and I know it's hard because I struggle a lot with anxiety. you are a lovely person, and don't think any other way.
Have you thought about talking to your Gp, to let him/ her know how your feeling? Your Gp maybe can help you with some professional councilling, to help you overcome your anxiety. Your Gp may put you on a Mental Health care plan where you will get I think 12 free councilling sessions..just my thoughts.. I seeked out help from my Gp and getting councilling and it has helped me..
Please be kind and gentle with yourself..
Hi nic76 they just call me blues here so well you did your first post thats a big step ,Im pretty new as well so I know its hard to know what to
you should write as much as you