Re: Feeling very lonely, unappreciated
Wow! I'm so glad to hear from someone who feels similar to me. I've had similar experiences to you although perhaps not quite as bad. People actually asked you to leave the retirement party? It sounds like you're being ostracized. Anyway, I'm quite a bit younger than you--27--but I am engaged and also feel that people don't like me. My in-laws don't like me and I have been nothing but polite. I'm not a leper or anything either, I mean there is no reason why they should be ashamed of me. But it's typical, I could have predicted they wouldn't like me b/c most people don't. I am nice, courteous, and I believe I am socially fluent enough. But for some mysterious reason I find people being rude to me. It's just little things, like you talked about this look in their eyes. Their expression. Often they do rude little things like interrupt or ignore me when I talk to them but more often than not it is the LACK of politeness rather than any particular rude thing that gets me. I could chalk it up to people being extremely selfish but I see them turn on the charm for others. I just don't get it! I have very few friends. Since I moved to a new state the only person I hang out with regularly is my fiance. It's really depressing but I just can't seem to get along with people. Of course, I feel insulted b/c I think I'm a decent, interesting, smart person totally worth liking. I resent people for not liking me b/c I don't feel that they're justified. My fiance doesn't share my bitterness or misanthropy and I'd really like to meet some other good hearted, smart people who share my experiences. I am sick with loneliness and feel like I have to put on such an act around others b/c no one wants to be around a sour puss. It would just be nice to talk with some people who feel the same way.