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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 10:47 AM
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40. I adapted
There was a time when I felt isolated. I had moved to a town that was pretty unfriendly. So I adapted to my solitude. Maybe too much. Now I'm reluctant to socialize when I have my own activities. A big 180 degree turn from my hyper-gregarious travelling and kibbutz living days.
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  -Loneliness Droopy  Sep-23-07 08:17 PM   #0 
  - I don't use prostitutes or dope  lost-in-nj   Sep-23-07 08:22 PM   #1 
  - I like to make friends with dictators Stalin  Parche   Sep-24-07 12:36 PM   #50 
  - Photography and ignoring peoples' heckling, writing, watching movies.  HypnoToad   Sep-23-07 08:22 PM   #2 
  - I didn't know that you wrote  Droopy   Sep-23-07 08:25 PM   #4 
  - volunteer?  mzteris   Sep-23-07 08:25 PM   #3 
  - Rock & roll, baby.  Cabcere   Sep-23-07 08:27 PM   #5 
  - I'm pretty lonely d00d  Southpawkicker   Sep-23-07 08:29 PM   #6 
  - don't you have friends you can talk to??  lost-in-nj   Sep-23-07 08:46 PM   #7 
     - i do  Southpawkicker   Sep-23-07 08:48 PM   #9 
     - I have one friend  Droopy   Sep-23-07 08:49 PM   #10 
  - Become bitterly misanthropic to the point where you loathe the company of humans.  Elrond Hubbard   Sep-23-07 08:47 PM   #8 
  - I reread Rabrrrrr's posts.  rug   Sep-23-07 09:20 PM   #11 
  - I try to hang out with friends and family.  mutley_r_us   Sep-23-07 09:23 PM   #12 
  - I usually goto DU  hfojvt   Sep-23-07 09:28 PM   #13 
  - I have a tough time making real friends  skygazer   Sep-23-07 09:34 PM   #14 
  - I'd rather be lonely than have the company of my coworkers.  Fox Mulder   Sep-23-07 09:36 PM   #15 
  - Booze makes things worse for me  Droopy   Sep-23-07 09:42 PM   #17 
  - Try checking out the local meetup groups. Maybe something there will be good for you.  BrklynLiberal   Sep-23-07 09:37 PM   #16 
  - I feel the same way.  bushwentawol   Sep-23-07 09:43 PM   #18 
  - Ah, that is probably why I like to stay at work, also.  Digit   Sep-23-07 09:43 PM   #19 
  - I volunteer, take an exercise class at the gym, sing in a church choir  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-23-07 09:43 PM   #20 
  - There are ways other than prostitutes and dope? Get OUT! :)  BlooInBloo   Sep-23-07 09:44 PM   #21 
  - LOL!  Droopy   Sep-23-07 10:01 PM   #24 
     - :) Good luck!  BlooInBloo   Sep-23-07 11:02 PM   #28 
  - Yes  Bjornsdotter   Sep-23-07 09:46 PM   #22 
  - I don't know  alarimer   Sep-23-07 09:56 PM   #23 
  - I'm around so many people all day, I can't wait to be alone.  philosophie_en_rose   Sep-23-07 10:09 PM   #25 
  - DU helps, but it's not the same for me  Droopy   Sep-23-07 10:13 PM   #26 
  - If you weren't in Ohio, I'd invite you over.  philosophie_en_rose   Sep-23-07 10:31 PM   #27 
  - My ex-foster daughter is driven crazy by her friends  Roon   Sep-24-07 12:16 PM   #47 
  - That doesn't sound pathetic.  otherlander   Sep-23-07 11:03 PM   #29 
  - nope  Skittles   Sep-23-07 11:23 PM   #30 
  - It is good that you are okay with that  billyskank   Sep-24-07 02:37 AM   #34 
     - for the most part  Skittles   Sep-24-07 02:40 AM   #35 
        - I don't.  billyskank   Sep-24-07 02:42 AM   #36 
           - I have no problems meeting people - they are everywhere  Skittles   Sep-24-07 04:22 AM   #38 
  - Is this how it's been your whole life, or is it schedule related right now?  VLC   Sep-24-07 12:45 AM   #31 
  - It's been that way since I became a trucker  Droopy   Sep-24-07 11:38 AM   #41 
  - loneliness  halobeam   Sep-24-07 12:57 AM   #32 
  - I'm in a similar situation  DarkTirade   Sep-24-07 01:32 AM   #33 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Sep-24-07 03:39 AM   #37 
  - Join a church. Pursue your interests. Join a book club or a gym.  applegrove   Sep-24-07 10:27 AM   #39 
  - I adapted  bikebloke   Sep-24-07 10:47 AM   #40 
  - Not really... but I am lonely.  redqueen   Sep-24-07 12:01 PM   #42 
  - I solved my loneliness problem.  Roon   Sep-24-07 12:10 PM   #43 
  - No can do here. I've only got one bedroom.  Droopy   Sep-24-07 12:12 PM   #44 
     - Awww!  Roon   Sep-24-07 04:39 PM   #57 
  - You seem like such a sweet person, I think any number of  Midlodemocrat   Sep-24-07 12:15 PM   #45 
  - Thanks Midlo  Droopy   Sep-24-07 12:45 PM   #52 
     - How about the hospital?  Midlodemocrat   Sep-24-07 12:53 PM   #54 
        - That might work  Droopy   Sep-24-07 01:36 PM   #56 
  - What about getting a dog?  ceile   Sep-24-07 12:16 PM   #46 
  - That won't work  Droopy   Sep-24-07 12:46 PM   #53 
  - Hmm, you had to add the "besides prostitutes and dope" part?  Jamastiene   Sep-24-07 12:22 PM   #48 
  - Hey, Jamastiene  Droopy   Sep-24-07 12:42 PM   #51 
     - "I need casual acquaintances first!"  redqueen   Sep-24-07 12:56 PM   #55 
  - keep trying Craig's list - you never know when you will get a bite...  tigereye   Sep-24-07 12:33 PM   #49 
 

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