Do you sometimes feel lonely?

China
April 13, 2007 9:27pm CST
I ofen feel lonely,even though i have my classmates and some friends ,but sometimes I am always alone,I feel that nobody understands me.My parents ,they are always busy,I know they work very hard,and they've sacrificed so much for me to be able to live here.However,when we talk together,when I want to tell something that I've done,finally,we quarrel.My father always criticizes everything i've done,and I don't get any praise from my parents.It let me feel very depressed.And I don't have many close friends who can understand me and comfort me.I just have one best friend,but she studys in another school which is far from me,and i don't find another who can be my close friend in my school,so I always feel lonely in my heart.Have you experienced something like this?what can you do?
1 response
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
I felt this way when I was at highschool. I could be in a room full of people/friends put I felt completly alone. No one really knew the real me they didn't understand me, I had the same at home. My parents found it hard to give real praise and if they did there was always a sting at the end. I think maybe the best thing would be someone maybe a doctor to talk to or a counsellor about how you feel. I did this but maybe waiting a bit long. You must know that you are not alone in your feelings and that you are normal. Even though you feel alone, you are not. There is always somoene who will listen and understand you, but maybe you have not found them yet. I still talk to a pyshciatrist all the time, it is good to get things out of your head. Another thing, do not feel guilty for what your parents do or how hard they work or how much they have sacrificed. They are your mum and dad and what they do is their choice, and we all make sacrifices but they should not be used as a hold over people,or a way to give a guilt trip, like "but I do this for you" so you should blah blah blah. You don't owe anyone anything. If someone chooses to do or give something to you it does not mean you then have to agree with them about everything or love them no matter what. All the best, love yourself,trust yourself, and believe in yourself, not an easy thing I know but thats what I always get told!
• China
15 Apr 07
Thank you,fawcey,I will take your advice.I feel better now.
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
15 Apr 07
I am glad I have helped you feel better. You are definetly not alone.