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Depressed & lonely! Need help!

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Question - (28 December 2008) 4 Answers - (Newest, 11 January 2009)
A female United States age 30-35, anonymous writes:

I'm 17 year old and live in NYC.. Since I can remember I've never had friends for long.. Since age 14 I dont have any friends male or female... I DONT GO ANYWHERE.I only care for a boyfriend as my companionship.BTW:I am only ATTRACTED TO OLDER MEN AGED 20 TO 27. I have suffered from depression since 14 because of this desperate need for true love..... I dropped out of school at 14 and have sat around the house for three years..

Now at 17, I plan on going back to high school just to brush up on alegebra and then legally dropout and pursue my GED..

How do I meet men.. How do I make friends???? Please help.. I honestly feel like I can't live like this for much longer.

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A female reader, meldel Ireland +, writes (11 January 2009):

do something you love...in college that is...the rest will fall into place.

and remember you only really need one good friend.

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A male reader, silk2g2 United States +, writes (28 December 2008):

It seems that the reason ur depressed is because ur operating in the negative. By this I mean that you aren't investing in yourself ur putting all ur happiness in the hands of other people. At this age u should make some goals for yourself, short term @ first then switch to long term. Take time to appreciate the things in life that u have instead of focusing on what you don't. Good luck.

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A male reader, Passthrough United States +, writes (28 December 2008):

Passthrough agony aunt1. Finish high school. GED is worse.

2. Get a job.

3. It's likely illegal for anybody in your age group choice to date you, it's a form of child abuse.

4. Seek help for your depression.

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A female reader, luvy duvy United States +, writes (28 December 2008):

luvy duvy agony auntOk...first things first! Go back to school and get away from your boyfriend. I don't want you to get so attached that you feel that you need him, and that you are nothing without him because that is where I think you are heading.

Once you have done those two things...you didn't mention a job so I assume that you don't have one. Your next step is to get a job. Somewhere, where there a lot of people, a great place to meet people...OH YEAH! You should work at the mall. Working at the mall will give you both the chance to find friends, and a somebody. Look for someone close to your age(no more than three years older or a year or two younger)

I have to go, but I would love for you to send me some private messages!!

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