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So I'm in my late 30's and prob can count the dates I been in one hand, and never had a real relationship. None the less I'm extremely lucky to have a very fulfilling, active, full life filled with people that love me, and what not, so I try not dwell on it or get me down too much.
Still it does. It's just a feeling of being alone even when surrounded by people, fear of dying alone, of missing out, etc. I generally keep these feelings to myself, because regardless of how close I am to people, it's such a strange thing to bring up. Finally though, I did mention it to a friend (We were having a conversation about jigsaw as a metaphor for life, and how people try to fit pieces (relationships) that don't fit correctly into their puzzle regardless...I mentioned that sometimes I feels like my puzzle was shipped with a missing piece that will never be there) and she was dismissive, offering the expected "Try something different/love yourself first." Good advice I guess but not what I needed to hear. She profusely apologized when I told her how dismissive and hurtful that was, but that kinda cemented why I don't talk to friends about this.
I have debated going to a therapist....but it feels kinda silly to go just to complain about how I can't get a date. I dunno.
I guess just looking into the insight of what therapy would be like/how to go about entering/what should I look for . I'm not looking for a therapist to suddenly help get dates, more I dunno...to feel better about my current situation.