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No where else to post I'm really lonely

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thegoodnameshadgone Fri 23-Dec-16 00:23:48

I'm 37. Two close friends from school. One with no kids , one with whose kids have grown up. I feel I have no one to share things with. Anyone want to make friends? Ellesmere

thegoodnameshadgone Fri 23-Dec-16 00:25:26

Not idea where ellesmere was included?? I'm Liverpool sorry xx

Ladybirdbookworm Fri 23-Dec-16 00:30:33

This time of year can often make you feel lonely - please don't think it's just you - you have two friends already from school and that's an achievement in itself . How many of us can really say that we have maintained contact with our school friends .
It's difficult when your lives are taking different directions and you feel you have nothing in common - whereabouts do you live ?

Ladybirdbookworm Fri 23-Dec-16 00:32:00

Oops sorry just realised you said Liverpool .

CrapWreathKeith Fri 23-Dec-16 00:41:34

I'm down south so not much help but have you thought about volunteering op? There are lots of equally lonely people out there, and volunteering is a really good way to make new friends and boost your self esteem.

BoiledSprouts Fri 23-Dec-16 01:02:25

Loneliness is the worst feeling in the world. Have you felt like this for a while, or is it more recent/seasonal?

Zhx3 Fri 23-Dec-16 01:14:02

What are your hobbies, OP?

I recently joined a community choir, the people are really friendly and I look forward to going every week. It's done me the world of good (I can't sing, by the way grin).

There are a few branches in Liverpool, is that something you might be interested in?

butterfly990 Fri 23-Dec-16 08:23:36

there is a website called meetups and it is basically listings of groups of people with similar interests.

LiveLifeWithPassion Fri 23-Dec-16 08:27:08

I second meetup. I've joined a few groups and have had a lovely time. The people have been really friendly.

Starman16 Fri 23-Dec-16 08:32:56

Have you thought of joining the Women's Institute? There's some really fun, vibrant groups in cities now.

A quick Google has shown Liverbirds WI

Or pop your postcode in to the main WI site for others near you

Marmalady75 Fri 23-Dec-16 08:34:50

I don't have any friends from school or university. I've made and lost friends a lot of the years (changing jobs, moving house, lost some when I got married/suffered from depression/had a baby). In some cases we were just at different points in our lives. I do sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a best friend the way I did when I was at primary school. I've tried joining various groups- for the most part people are friendly enough when you are there, but nobody has become a good friend. I go to toddler groups and it's the same thing. It can get very lonely, but I keep trying. Don't give up hope OP there are lots of nice people in the world looking for friends.

thegoodnameshadgone Sun 25-Dec-16 00:53:36

I tried volunteering for the local age concern around my hours (full time) no joy unfortunately. I think I will try your suggestions - thank you xx

thegoodnameshadgone Sun 25-Dec-16 00:55:40

Play groups marmalady75 - same with me playgroups are great just all seem to have their own cliques. Feel very on the outside lol xx

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