Radio Silence

At a time like this, I would have thought that my friends and acquaintances would check in more or at least reply to my text messages and emails. That hasn't been the case at all. There's no way they're super busy right now. So they're either not doing well enough to reach out/reply, or they don't care about me. Or maybe they just don't like me at all. In an already scary and saddening situation, all of those scenarios are making me want to crawl into a hole. I feel alone and worried — for everyone and for myself.

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So Reach Out to Them

Mar 24, 2020 at 4:40pm

and stop being such a pussy.

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Mmmm.

Mar 24, 2020 at 6:10pm

Be persistent. I found it the opposite. Everyone has been reaching out like crazy because we are all so scared.

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Anonymous

Mar 24, 2020 at 6:26pm

Sounds like you need to rethink your life.

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On the other hand

Mar 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

Maybe these people are busy thinking about how to pay their rent, whether they’ll have a job tomorrow or family members who are sick or may get sick. Etcetera. The impacts of what’s happening are far-reaching, and you don’t have all the facts regarding what other people are dealing with. Sorry to sound harsh, but it isn’t all about you at a time like this, especially when it comes to “friends” and “acquaintances”. Reach out again if you are truly concerned about them, or just be straight up and tell them that you really need someone to talk to if you haven’t said those words already.

If not, just have a little patience. But don’t take it personal.

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Ugh

Mar 25, 2020 at 8:43am

Some of us are super busy right now. Busier than ever. Just because you have free time now Karen <sigh>

Consider - grocery store workers and anyone in health care, education folks having to redo their curriculum online overnight, support services of every kind getting hammered while also dealing with shortages and distancing... And then there's everyone trying to figure out how to keep eating, keep a roof over their heads, work and care for kiddos. Yeah, these aren't times when a lot of folks have a ton of free time.

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I hear you.

Mar 25, 2020 at 8:45am

It sucks being the one who always seems to reach out even when there isn’t a pandemic. I’m sorry they aren’t responding. Could be they are sick or have someone close to them who is sick. Or time for you to make new online friends because these other “real-life” friends are not working out.

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People Are Demented

Mar 25, 2020 at 1:04pm

Sitting around the house being worried is for twats. Don’t take it personally.

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True colours

Mar 28, 2020 at 4:49pm

I am finding this whole coronavirus is exposing people's true colours. There is no excuse for people claiming to be busy, stressed, or sick not to reach out/reply when the very same people are reaching out/replying to those who they want to. I say it's time to make new friends... friends that will appreciate you!

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