When I began Uni back in September I had all the normal worries, but making new friends has never been an issue for me, and i have always been a very sociable person so i wasn't that concerned that I was moving to a city where i knew nobody. I am now starting my third term and have hated just about every minute that i have spent there, i have no real friends, i am just about the only male in my seminar group and find it very difficult to start conversation with the groups of females who already have their cliques. As for my flatmates in halls, two of them never leave their rooms and i'm moving in with the other two next year, but i don't find them interesting or funny to be around and every conversation feels forced and a struggle so i find it's easier just to sit in my room by myself. Now the only time i go out is to go for a run or to the gym, but this is always by myself.
The only thing i can ever look forward to is coming back home and seeing my friends and family here, but the stress of being so isolated means that now every time i come back home i get something called leisure sickness (something normally only seen in workaholics).
I'm now sitting on my bed just about to get into the car to head back to uni and i'm in floods of tears desperately trying to delay just so that i can spend another half an hour at home.
Please can anyone who's been in a similar position offer guidance on what they did, because at the minute i see no way out
University is making me stressed and depressed Watch
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- 04-04-2016 14:39
Edit: reply below is good too, meant to suggest that!
Posted from TSR MobileLast edited by furryface12; 04-04-2016 at 15:31.
- 04-04-2016 14:48
Maybe try and find friends through other places not just uni? Join a society maybe or a volunteer job?
- 04-04-2016 16:56
Thanks for the advice, I do really like the lecturers and the course i am doing and i feel i'm too far in (especially financially) to give up or change now, so i think i will go and see the wellbeing and support services, hopefully that will help, thanks again!
- 04-04-2016 16:58