posted by Anonymous on 16 September, 2019
im having a rough year last year was really tough but i managed to get a few friends but id never had proper friends before, and now that they're in different sections weve stopped hanging out and we've just fell apart every day i just walk around in school alone and im too scared to chat to people by text because i never know what to say and how to reply so i don't open my messages, even the ones for group projects, so now i don't have any contributions and i feel so bad i have no one to talk to, my parents and brother dont believe me and think im just being dramatic i truly do want to get help but i just cant and i dont know what to do and i need help so bad
i remember that, one time, i saw a movie where the protagonist said that, sometimes, all it takes is a few seconds of courage to make some changes in your life. it may be hard to do so, but maybe you just need a little impulse. try to join an academic group that focus on something you like or try to start approaching that one person in your school that seems as lost as you are. maybe the people in your group projects will start to make some contact, so just join their wave and try to take it one step at a time. i won't lie to you, it will be hard. but, in the end, something is going to change. and it's going to be for the better
i dont really have real life friends so i shouldnt be saying this, but here's some advice. try talking to multiple groups online on discord or twitch about your favorite topics. it will help you slowly get more comfortable talking to others. you don't have to rush and make friends. real friends will stick with you no matter what. even if you're far away. that's why they're so hard to find, but when you do find one, they'll be with you for life and might even help you make new friends. like i said, i shouldn't be saying this because i'm in the same situation as you, but talking to people online who feel the same way as you about a topic you like has helped me make online friends who know me better than my family. hope this helps you.