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Feeling lonely since birthday

It was my birthday not too long ago, I had the time booked off work but I think that was a mistake. I’ve never felt so damn lonely in my life, no one said happy birthday, no cards and just a text from my dad while they’re off on holidays. I tried playing some games alone but I just felt really down and haven’t been able to enjoy myself since. I’ve never been the social or talkative type but for the past two weeks I’ve just been getting worse and worse and it feels like it’s not going to get better. Any advise please?


  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,762 Postholic
    Welcome to the boards :smile:

    I'm so sorry. It sounds really isolated and miserable to have no one around on your birthday.

    Were you having problems before your birthday, or has it only been since? Do you think it could help to see a doctor or anything?

    Sending you hugs :heart:
  • PoiuytrPoiuytr Posts: 2 Noob
    I’ve been feeling lonely for a few years but that was kind of a tipping point, so to say.
  • LibbyLibby Posts: 40 Cool Newbie
    Hi, I've felt lonely for a while as well but I don't have any advice as my family say that these feelings are in my head and they don't really have anything else to say about it.  Im sorry to know that you feel like this and i understand these feelings as Im not talkative either. I hope this changes soon because you seem like a really nice person to talk to xxx
  • knownaslonerknownasloner United KingdomPosts: 36 Cool Newbie

    I’m sorry to hear your birthday was so tough. I can imagine how that loneliness feels as I’ve been in the same boat for a few years. But I’m finally starting getting back on my feet and YOU can, too.

    Have you considered joining a support group? There you can meet other people going through similar experiences. Maybe there would be someone you could connect to? Even just one person can really help make you feel less alone.

    Another option is talking to someone you can trust [maybe your local gp?] about how you’ve been feeling. Venting or expressing feelings can help you feel better, especially if you’ve been bottling it up. 

    I can see how you believe that it won’t get better but it will. You just haven’t met the right people who care yet. You said you’re never been sociable or the talkative type but sometimes you’ve got to get a bit out of your comfort zone to meet people. 

    Wishing you all the best, I’m here if you want to talk further but no pressure. Apologies if I was no help.  <3
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 6,712 The Mix Elder

    Welcome to the site! i hope it felt better & less lonely to share how you're feeling here. Birthdays can feel like the loneliest times soemtimes and doesn't help when already lonely <3 . You said you had time booked off for work but maybe a mistake - are you back at work now? Do you have any friends at work that you could start speaking more with? For me I am kinda too hard on myself for not being as sociable as most but It's actually really hard to be sociable sometimes & can take time & you're doing well in trying & thinking about it. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • knownaslonerknownasloner United KingdomPosts: 36 Cool Newbie
    Idatzi zure iruzkina
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