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How can I succeed in this world with Aspergers when I feel so lonely all of the time watch

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    I just always feel so lonely that I can't study properly. I have never had a close friend, nor parents who can realistically help (my mum has been unwell, my dad passed away). I worry that I will go through my whole life without ever feeling affection for a close friend/feeling cared about by friends or part of a group. What can I do to not be lonely forever?
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    I just always feel so lonely that I can't study properly. I have never had a close friend, nor parents who can realistically help (my mum has been unwell, my dad passed away). I worry that I will go through my whole life without ever feeling affection for a close friend/feeling cared about by friends or part of a group. What can I do to not be lonely forever?
    get some online friends
    join some sports/clubs
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    (Original post by Churchill1945)
    I just always feel so lonely that I can't study properly. I have never had a close friend, nor parents who can realistically help (my mum has been unwell, my dad passed away). I worry that I will go through my whole life without ever feeling affection for a close friend/feeling cared about by friends or part of a group. What can I do to not be lonely forever?
    I've not officially been diagnosed with Aspergers but it's been queried several times during my ADHD appointments, it's just that no one ever follows up on it. I've been in your situation, I felt this throughout my childhood and adolescence. I would count myself as an adult now and I still feel this on occasion... but it does get better.

    Life brings more opportunities as every day passes by. You will find the meaningful connections you're looking for, you just have to open yourself up to them, and to try your best not to ruminate about these feelings - they'll only hinder you. Put yourself out there, be more proactive in your social circles (including family). Try new things, or just try doing the things you enjoy with others, you'll find plenty of people you can relate to.

    I would also recommend you see the GP for referral to your psych, you can discuss some options such as group therapy if you're struggling with these feelings.
 
 
 
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