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Old 08-17-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Lonely today

I am feeling lonely today... as a bipolar do you have trouble making friends,?
I had some but for various reasons. they arent around any more.. One friend a lady, ask me to go to Hawaii. on a trip but I turned her down. This was because she smoked heavily and wanted to share a room in Hawaii.. I just didnt tell her why , but I get sick smelling and breathing. smoke.....after that she went away..........


It is very quiet on the board today...

hugs. Caren

 
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Lonely today

Hi,

Well, you're not alone in that. Sending you a hug.

I can't be around smokers, either. My eyes sting, I get migraines, and I can't stand the smell.

I live in a tiny town with no transportation, so my contact with others is quite limited. And I'm from New York, used to having people around me all the time.

Yes, I have trouble making friends. I"m single; most people here have families. I am in three groups and serving on a board of directors for a transportation agency, so at least I have that. But that's only a few hours a week.

Just wanted to reach out so you know at least someone is out here for you.

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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Re: Lonely today

thank you Sea turtle.........
hugs back to you,


Caren

 
Old 09-02-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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Re: Lonely today

Hi Im bipolar diagnosed in 2001, used to have loads of friends but those who were'nt scared off by the highs were seen off by the lows, still got a few but lack of confidence is a problem, been feeling pretty lonely myself lately, I smoke but I think I live far enough away! Any way hi,
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #5
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Re: Lonely today

I don't have any friends either. I also don't really tell people about myself. I keep things inside. I think it kind of grows inside like a cancer cell or something.

 
Old 09-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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Re: Lonely today

Hi again, Caren,

I didn't really respond to your question on friends. I am feeling yuck for the past 2 days, really yuck, and don't even want to talk to anyone.

These patterns of highs and lows do effect my friendships in a big way. I make plans to do things with people, go to groups, and then have to drop out because I'm not feeling good. I can be friendly, full of energy and plans, cheerful, funny....then I go down.

After awhile, people draw back because they don't understand that I can't help these swings. I would, too, if I felt I couldn't count on someone being consistent.

I hate this, but I understand how my swings must affect other people. I have a hard time holding onto any friendships for this reason. And it's as much my periods of depression and withdrawal as it is others' reactions.

How are you doing today?

Best to you,

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