I've moved from place to place several times in several states. From the east coast to the south coast and now to the Midwest (Indiana).
I've been here two months and I'm still having a really hard time connecting with people.
I feel like my friendly nature is actually hurting me.
I don't get eye contact. I don't get conversations lasting longer than several words. When I make small talk, it is not reciprocated.
I'm keeping active, going to gaming events, and school events, but outside of that I have not really made any friends or acquaintances.
I see lots of cliques which is something I've never really seen before and it seems that everyone emphasizes how long they have been in the area if I do manage to strike a conversation.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Am I just being hypersensitive?