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    jazz got a reaction from JOHNSON CAMPBELL in 25M, Extreme Loneliness   
    Hiya JC, what a difficult situation and getting more common with loads of people, very easy to get isolated. I do agree with Vic, it is worth trying an interest group with a purpose where there is an activity - could be anything. 
    I like crafts and this week spent the day making beautiful scented candles with about ten other people, knew none of them but it was fun and a good situation to make friends because there is a lot of talking - I'm guessing you don't want to do that kind of thing but if you choose the hobby wisely there is potential.
    Why not start you own group? I know someone who did that, it worked.
    Really great reliable friends are like gold dust and my sister often says how keeping up friendships once you have them is an art in itself as well. So don't be too harsh on yourself.
     
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in 25M, Extreme Loneliness   
    Hiya JC, what a difficult situation and getting more common with loads of people, very easy to get isolated. I do agree with Vic, it is worth trying an interest group with a purpose where there is an activity - could be anything. 
    I like crafts and this week spent the day making beautiful scented candles with about ten other people, knew none of them but it was fun and a good situation to make friends because there is a lot of talking - I'm guessing you don't want to do that kind of thing but if you choose the hobby wisely there is potential.
    Why not start you own group? I know someone who did that, it worked.
    Really great reliable friends are like gold dust and my sister often says how keeping up friendships once you have them is an art in itself as well. So don't be too harsh on yourself.
     
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in 25M, Extreme Loneliness   
    @JOHNSON CAMPBELL - I took a programming course w this guy named Fred and this cat was way over on the spectrum.  He was smart enough to realize he had a problem w loneliness & what he did was join groups that had a specific purpose. That eased interaction by directing attention to the subject of the group. For example he was fascinated w trains and ships. He would join groups that would share pictures, stories, news, and would (I kid you not) go watch trains at various locations. As you can imagine it was a major sausage fest but it was fun and he did make friends.  
     
    I am much older than you and I don’t even have family checking up on me.  I only have 2 friends that I actually see, and handful of others that I keep in touch w on line but rarely see in real life. The difference w me is that I grew up an only child and am comfortable w my own company.  But like you I would like to have more friends.  Good luck!  
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    jazz reacted to LaLa in Its been a while   
    How have you been doing?
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Its been a while   
    Everything is going good I can now make from scratch fudge, toad in the hole, chicken and mushroom pie, apple crumble 
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Its been a while   
    Hello Dave, I haven't posted for a long time either 👑  
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in New Member   
    Hi Tobi. Like the cat, what an expression 😊
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    jazz got a reaction from IrmaJean in Embarrased in Front of My Wife   
    I can't believe how many people there are who claim to be a friend but cannot/will not keep information they have been trusted with quiet.
    Sorry this happened to you.
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Spazzing? Stress? Anxiety? Seasonal Depression? I don't know what's happening to me and it's scaring me...   
    How are you now, Choco? Have you talked to a doctor about all this?
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in Spazzing? Stress? Anxiety? Seasonal Depression? I don't know what's happening to me and it's scaring me...   
    How are you now, Choco? Have you talked to a doctor about all this?
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in Being male is so depressing   
    Life can be very tough for men - and for women. Plus there are things can happen, both happy and sad to people regardless of their gender.
    Hope things improve for you, Powerhouse 🌻
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Being male is so depressing   
    Life can be very tough for men - and for women. Plus there are things can happen, both happy and sad to people regardless of their gender.
    Hope things improve for you, Powerhouse 🌻
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Embarrased in Front of My Wife   
    I can't believe how many people there are who claim to be a friend but cannot/will not keep information they have been trusted with quiet.
    Sorry this happened to you.
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    jazz got a reaction from Klingsor in whining thread   
    That is a very lovely pic, Klingsor  🌈
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Hi All MSC pals :)   
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    jazz reacted to Small in whining thread   
    It's 2 years tomorrow that we lost our friend Resolute.
    RIP
    We miss you. 
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    jazz reacted to Klingsor in "Hegemonic and Subordinated Masculinities..."   
    No @jazz, it distinguishes between two types of “subordinated” masculinities - a “dominant” type and “gigolo” type. 
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Hi All MSC pals :)   
    Thought you wrote 'it would be more honey', Vic 😄
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Hi All MSC pals :)   
    So glad things are cool at the new place. As you get settled it will be more homey.  
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Hi All MSC pals :)   
    Hi all really enjoying my new place have my old one for a lil while longer still have no internet there 
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in The power of negative thinking?   
    Yes, there is also the idea about decision making that Susan Jeffers wrote about in her book 'Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway' = "Don't protect, correct."  It's just knowing when to correct and getting on with it that can be difficult!
    http://greystoneglobal.com/dont-protect-correct-your-strategic-planning/
     
     
     
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in The power of negative thinking?   
    Yes, there is also the idea about decision making that Susan Jeffers wrote about in her book 'Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway' = "Don't protect, correct."  It's just knowing when to correct and getting on with it that can be difficult!
    http://greystoneglobal.com/dont-protect-correct-your-strategic-planning/
     
     
     
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    jazz reacted to IrmaJean in The power of negative thinking?   
    I think there is good information in that video. Positive thinking does help me at times, but I think Jazz is right about balance. I would call myself an optimistic realist. And that works for me, but might not work best for others. Situations are always evolving too, there are adjustments to make and that might also include adjustments to what helps and what doesn't. There is always more to learn, when we are open to it, I think. Open-mindedness, actually, may very well be what helps me personally the most.
    I am very interested in psychology as well and read whenever I can.
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Hi All MSC pals :)   
    Some photos of the new place





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