Dealing with a feeling of being alone as well as exasperation.
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Posted 2/12/17 , edited 2/12/17
I'm unsure at the moment on what to do. I'm feeling exasperation from a bunch of things that I don't want to discuss but I've been trying to get rid of it. I'm not sure why but I can't seem to get rid of the feeling. It just comes back. As well as I face a feeling of "I'm truly alone" in a sense of... I don't have anyone to assist in my issues or complaints. I suppose I'm just whining and this is all minor things.

Anyhow advice is welcomed

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Posted 2/12/17 , edited 2/12/17
I am rather lucky in having a cult following of close-knit crunchyroll friends I can go to when i'm feeling down. I have a feeling you have those people to.

The best, and most obvious answer is to just go out and socialize. Dealing with loneliness behind an electronic device can only take you so far. Friends from school always ask me to play video games, I am on discord and skype a lot, and I have tons of anime and games to get to. But in the end of the day it doesn't match up to the real thing : Being there with a friend in real life by your side. I have not had an experience like that though for years, so I won't pretend like it is easy to do so.

But yah. A real life experience is the best way of dealing with loneliness. No matter how much you can squeeze enjoyment out of an electronic structure there is always a limit.
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Posted 2/12/17 , edited 2/12/17
Luna, you will not be able to get rid of those feelings until you find a way to directly confront and resolve those problems that are bothering you. Yes, I know it is far easier said than done. I can recall a few times in my life where I tried to ignore and distract myself from dealing with those problems and it was only a matter of time until things "blew up" whether it be dealing with work, school or relationship related stress.

Venting your frustration and concerns about things in life is normal though, that is what good friends are for after all and don't feel like its a burden or anything. You can return the favor down the road when they are in a similar situation.

Sometimes with more serious things it takes advice from a few trusted people to really figure out the best way to move forward.
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Posted 2/13/17 , edited 2/14/17
I suggest counseling, even for trivial problems. I sought counseling during my hard times. I truly think talking about what you can't talk about with anyone else truly does help.
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Posted 2/14/17 , edited 2/14/17
Luna,

If you are actually 16 then I wouldn't fret so much, feelings like loneliness and melancholy are generally par for the course during this phase of your life. The most important thing is that you don't let the things you are dealing with bog you down, take a step back and prioritize.
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