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I’m 23 goddamn years old. I am 23, and this is the third time I have lost a group of friends. The first time was when I was 15. I was making friends with other people, and the group of 4 girls I was friends with decided to call me and tell me they didn’t want to be my friend. I tried to kill myself that night by taking a ton of Tylenol PM, which of course did nothing except make me feel super weird.
The second time was when I was 18 or 19, and a long-term boyfriend and I broke up. He broke up with me, it didn’t feel right, there weren’t really any hard feelings, but what hurt the most was that ALL of our friends decided they didn’t want to be friends with me anymore, despite me having known them for years before I had dated this guy.
And the third time is now. 2 girls that I have been friends with for a very long time have made friends with another girl who fucking HATES me. She really, really hates me, and tells them that actually I am the one who hates her (despite me trying to invite her to hang out, texting her, responding to her selfies and complimenting her, doing LITERALLY the same things my friends do). And they invite her around everywhere, and box me out, and barely acknowledge me when they’re with her. And we’re losing our friendship.
I have a therapy appointment scheduled next week. But I don’t know where I’m going wrong. I really don’t. I think I am a good friend. I care a lot about my friends, ask them about their interests, hang out with them as regularly as I can, but still, I cannot seem to keep a single fucking friend. I have a lovely boyfriend who’s helping me out through all this, but I know he’s tired of it. And I feel so incredibly alone.