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I don't have any friends at all. I isolate myself from doing something with my life, but deep down I want to LIVE so much, because I feel like a prisoner. Anyone..?

5 Answers
Last Updated: 08/19/2019 at 7:24am
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Tracy-Kate Teleke, M.A., LMFT

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I assist adults and couples in CA experiencing relationship challenges and interpersonal struggles including anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other life challenges.

Top Rated Answers
January 9th, 2018 3:48pm
I was on the same stage like you. I feel lonely, depressed and hopeless but deep inside I wanted to live so much. I isolated myself for around 2 years. I cried every night and thought to end my life many times. Then, first I learned how to be friend with own-self, I started meditating and it opened so many doors that i haven't ever thought of. It took lot of practice to get in that but later when i did, I feel I am the happiest person. When you free yourself from everything, you could think which changes everything.
January 15th, 2018 7:25am
Start small with talking to people. Say hi to someone at the grocery store or join a group in which you have a strong interest in. It's always easier talking to people when you are both passionate about the same topic.
August 19th, 2019 7:24am
It is a really frustrating thought to see oneself trapped in one's own fears. The feeling of uselessness takes advantage of us and we feel down all the time because deep down, we know we can do better. It may sound dull, but it really is the key concept here: everything that is holding you back from living the way you want to is within yourself. It takes time, meditation, and calm, to understand yourself. Your will to live will guide you through the different steps you have to take. This prison you are in, you already have the key. As a down-to-earth manner to begin solving it, maybe understand why you feel like a prisoner is a good beginning. There may be things you think you are unable to do because of fears holding you back. It is fine. It may happen, but nothing is unchangeable.
June 25th, 2018 11:39pm
Break the walls. If you built your own prison you can find a way out into freedom. Living is not about friends it is about doing what makes you feel fulfilled.
July 16th, 2018 7:55am
If you want to make friends, that's your choice. If you want to live then go out atlnd do it. Dont keep yourself trapped from doing what you wanna do just because there's no one with you.