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Old 12-26-2006  
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I'm pushing 40, chronically depressed since I was 16, never married and very few friends. I live alone and work f/t. I have an ugly face so I hardly ever date and have only ever had 1 girlfriend for 4 months!-this situation is extremely PATHETIC!!! I'm finding it hard to make friends at this age, and the chronic singleness is tearing me up inside - I had always thought/hoped I would be married by 30-35. At this age it's also unlikely I can change my personality; I'm quiet, not antisocial but not outgoing.
Anyway, since it's very likely I will always be single, any advice for dealing with/accepting never marrying? I take Paxil 30mg, but it's not helping me be content/happy with being alone.
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I'm pushing 40, chronically depressed since I was 16, never married and very few friends. I live alone and work f/t. I have an ugly face so I hardly ever date and have only ever had 1 girlfriend for 4 months!-this situation is extremely PATHETIC!!! I'm finding it hard to make friends at this age, and the chronic singleness is tearing me up inside - I had always thought/hoped I would be married by 30-35. At this age it's also unlikely I can change my personality; I'm quiet, not antisocial but not outgoing.
Anyway, since it's very likely I will always be single, any advice for dealing with/accepting never marrying? I take Paxil 30mg, but it's not helping me be content/happy with being alone.
Yes i am the same and it SUCKS and i am 47.
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It is NEVER too late to make changes or change your personality. I am 45 and am not the woman I was two years ago. I have a future that I never dreamed possible. Anything is possible if you keep trying and reaching for what you want. It doesn't come easy and takes a lot of grit and determination, but it can be done.


Good luck!!!
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Anyway, since it's very likely I will always be single, any advice for dealing with/accepting never marrying? I take Paxil 30mg, but it's not helping me be content/happy with being alone.
30mg is not gonna make much of a dent. You need a to up the dosage or can I recommend switching to effexor?
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Old 12-27-2006  
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Hello are you depressed because you have been alone all your life?
My uncle was in your situation. He ended taking up activities, such as learning new languages, travelling a bit, changed where he lived to a new city, this helped him with his depression and he eventually got a girlfriend. He is 43 now! There is always hope It's never ever too late :wink:
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