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Regret not making connections at uni, don't know how to make friends now i'm finished
I recently graduated uni and i really didn't like it while i was there, so at first i was glad to finish. but now i regret how i spent my time there. it was during the covid years, and i had very bad social anxiety, so i didnt make a single friend! as soon as i started, everyone had found friend groups, and i was an outsider so no one was interested to talk to me. it was like this the whole time. i did find some friendly people, but that was only in my last 2 weeks there, so they're gone now. i just made a mistake of looking at peoples graduation pictures online, with university staff saying how proud they are of them and how they will miss them. i truly dont think anyone will notice or care that im gone. it is my own fault though. having no friends is really doing my head in now and i want to make a change. and i really want to build my confidence up so i dont fail at finding a job. but i dont know how to go about this. i live in a rural area, and all the local towns are mostly made of older people so i cant really make friends. i like outdoorsy things and i like art but i dont know how to find people who like those things too. i do volunteer work and again the people there are mostly older, and they are lovely but i dont really want my only friends to be retired people lmao. most of the time i feel content to just spend time with my dog but when i have to go into 'the outside world' i feel like having no friends has been very detrimental, and i live at home with my parents which can do my head in sometimes and i need other people in my life to talk to. any advice?
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