that, Tomonag! It's good to have friends on the Internet, but I have learned not to rely on anybody that's on the Internet. They are "here today, gone tomorrow" when it suits them. I value their friendship, while it lasts, but I've learned there has to be balance in our lives and we have to make the effort to have people around us, who care - in Real Life. For that reason, I joined a group called "Active Retirement". They are really great and do get me away from the computer! On Monday, 7 of us went on a picnic and took in a visit to a beautiful garden. We had a lot of fun. This Saturday, we are going to the theatre - Bord Gais Energy Theatre, which I have never been to. Just by joining that group has made me do things I would not have done on my own.
Have a look around your area, Tomonag. Find a group, suitable to your age, who do things. This could be a Church group, Classes, Art or Poetry, Women's groups - women are far better than men at getting into groups. It's all a matter of Activity. You won't have your Dad or Mum around forever, Tomonag. It's up to you to make a move towards building a better life for yourself. It's not going to happen until you do! Please excuse tough words!
It takes an effort to make new friends in RL. Going places where people of similar interests gather, is a starting point. You need to have patience and give new relationships time to develop - not be too clingy at the start. As I've mentioned before, joining Active Retirement, has widened my circle quite a lot. After going on that holiday with a group of them has made me some close acquaintances and one or two that consider me to be a friend. I have a chance of meeting them again at various meetings and activities, so there is a chance for the relationships to develop.
Every journey starts with the first step, as the old saying goes. That involves some courage and a little bravery sometimes.
I sometimes say things out of insecurity, so sue me. .____.;
Right now my path is on the present. Not past nor future. Friends will come to me within time, online are here, offline will come to me soon, hopefully. But I'm fine alone yet with some co-dependence because I am what I am, I am what I am and that's why and nobody can change that, Amen.