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Joined: Mar 14, 2006
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Posted Jan 28, 2007 at 2:59:38 PM
Subject: No friends

Does anyone struggle with having friends? Every time I try and make friends, they just make fun of me and make me feel so depressed and lonely. I envy those adults who have tons of friends. My weekends is basically alone and crying. I have tried joining singles groups within my church, but that doesn't work. Something mentally must be wrong with me. Maybe my brain is screwed up. Or could this just be a sign of LD? I was diagnosed with LD when I was 3. I know LD people have tons of friends. So maybe something is wrong with me, or maybe its the people I choose to associate with.

Anna

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BluSky
Joined Feb 04, 2007
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Posted:Feb 04, 2007 11:35:54 PM

Quote luvsterriers:

Does anyone struggle with having friends? Every time I try and make friends, they just make fun of me and make me feel so depressed and lonely. I envy those adults who have tons of friends. My weekends is basically alone and crying. I have tried joining singles groups within my church, but that doesn't work. Something mentally must be wrong with me. Maybe my brain is screwed up. Or could this just be a sign of LD? I was diagnosed with LD when I was 3. I know LD people have tons of friends. So maybe something is wrong with me, or maybe its the people I choose to associate with.

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Anna

*BluSky sending You 'hugs' your way...*

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Schnappi
Joined Jan 25, 2007
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Posted:Feb 05, 2007 2:57:23 AM

luvsterriers

I don't know if it has anything to do with LD, but I too have never made friends easily. In fact, except for my girlfriend I do not have any friends at the moment.(and if it wasn't for her being such a wonderfully patient, loving person I would not have had her.)
I do know a number of people that are her friends but since my last friend(also a very patient non-tiring person)moved to a nother country(don't know if it was me :)) I have not made a friend again and lost contact with him.

Don't give up! Let people know the wonderful you, and though it is difficult let them be your friend a little bit at a time.

Your Forum Friend.

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Sacred Journey
Joined Jul 27, 2006
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Posted:Feb 10, 2007 2:27:17 AM
Subject:No friends

Luvsterriers -

I can empathize completely. My whole life I've struggled with making friends. I do not know the reasons for your difficulty, but mine is definitely LD-related. Regarding relationships, it takes me longer to grasp the social nuances, discussions, and so forth that most non-LD individuals take for granted. Thus, by the time I've figured it out, they've all moved on, and few people understand or want to take the time to try. I do not know if this is what is occurring with you (there are numerous things to take into account, such as personality, setting, environmental factors, (etc, etc) and the people you choose to associate with, as you pointed out) but in any case, I hope you know you aren't alone.

"We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are." --Unknown

"People seldom see the haulting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is acheived." --Anne Sullivan

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." --Albert Camus

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Vik
Joined Apr 13, 2007
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Posted:Apr 13, 2007 9:20:28 PM

As long as you are your own friend,perhaps others will see you for who you are and not what "we" are.I have a couple of close friends,luckily they now understand why im 'me',its a battle,but try not to battle with your innerself,cause it only makes it feel 'lonlier'.

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lorene
Joined May 09, 2007
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Posted:May 09, 2007 5:15:48 PM

I know what you mean. Friends are hard to come by. It's all about if the person is willing to get to know you. I want to get to know more people but I am so shy that I feel like Im going to say something stupid or even approach them. Making friends can be hard. You just have to risk it in order to make a lifelong friend. Sometimes making friends can be anywhere for example you can make friends at school, work, or even church. I go to church and I made a few friends. You just have to put yourself out there. I feel sometimes there is something wrong with me but I just cannnot pin point it. Maybe I have LD too. Well I hope you find what yiou lookng for.
[Modified by: lorene on May 09, 2007 02:18 PM]

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