Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Dealing with loneliness/ animosity among house mates

Announcements Posted on
Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    I'm a second year student living with 4 people this coming year who have become catty since a disagreement about rent. We got on, but they aren't really my people, and I have struggled to find others worth socialising with as there was a lot of playground politics going on during the first year that I found to be silly and boring. It felt like I was back in school. I can see myself becoming a bit of loner in the coming year, however this doesn't bother me too much as I think this would be best for my studies. Still, there were some wobbly moments in my first year and I became quite lonely and depressed. My mental health is easily affected and I'm used to having a lot of friends back home to have as a form of escapism. I'm sure my house mates will lighten up, but my question is:

    Have you dealt with a similar situation, and if so, how did you deal with being alone for so long?

    I'm keeping a positive outlook, and plan to keep busy outside of work stuff with a maybe the rockclimbing society and the gym, but in case I go a bit wrong in the noggin' again, how would you recommend dealing with those dark, lonely thoughts?

    Do you have any interests or hobbies? There must be a club or society that caters for that? I found the mountaineering club quite by accident at university. Turned out to be full of oddballs and misfits just like me. I discovered a passion for the mountains and made some of the best friends in my life, many of whom I am still in contact with 20 years on. I have found friends made through a shared interest are so much more valuable than random friends who come together through circumstance.

    Good luck and don't be alone. There is no need. Why make life hard for yourself.
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: July 7, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

What were/are your predicted grades?
Useful resources
Bizarre things students have spent their loans onThings you should budget for at uni

Sponsored features:

Making money from your own website

Need some cash?

How to make money running your own website.

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.