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Meeting friends in this community

Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by Emma7654, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. Emma7654

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    I've been trying to make friends and community for what feels like forever. I don't feel like I fit in when I'm in person and talking to people. I think a lot of this has to do with my social anxiety that has been built up from trauma, but it still sucks. I want to feel a part of this community and I work towards becoming more involved. But I have impostor syndrome a lot of the time. I really hope to have a support system filled with people that are in this community and that can understand a part of me that is begging to be seen. Thanks for letting me be vulnerable here.
     
  2. quebec

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    Emma.....Hello and a great big LGBTQIA+ welcome to Empty Closets! :old_smile: There are a number of sub-forums here on EC...why don't you check them out and then feel free to join in the conversations! This is a community of loving, caring and very supportive people and we will do our best to help you blend into the community. You can ask questions in any of the Sub-forums by creating a new thread or by joining in a conversation-thread that is already going. You can also post a message on anyone's Profile Page after you have made at least ten posts yourself. If you have a question that is somewhat private you can always send a Private Message to any Staff Member. Normally Private Messages can only be exchanged between two Full Members, but a PM to a Staff Member is an exception. :old_wink: We are so glad that you have found us here on Empty Closets! :old_big_grin:
    .....David :gay_pride_flag:
     
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    Hi and welcome! I have found this to be a very supportive place :slight_smile: I hope you do as well!!
     
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    Hello Emma and welcome to Empty Closets. :slight_smile:

    Being part of the EC community will hopefully allow you to create some friendships and provide you opportunities to feel at ease when sharing your thoughts, ideas with others.

    EC is and has been a part of LGBTQ+ members' support systems. Quite a few have used it to take the next steps in coming out and/or being themselves.
     
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    Hi, there and welcome. Hope you find what you’re looking for.
     
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    Welcome ! :slight_smile:
     
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    Welcome and may you feel comfortable and supported here :first_quarter_moon_with_face:
     
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    Hi and welcome, I’m new here too and I’d like to make new friends to chat about how it is to be opening the closet door a little.
    Ingver
     
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    Hello and welcome!

    May you find the support and friends you are looking for. :blush:
     
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    Hello, welcome and nice to meet you :slight_smile:
     
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    Hi Emma! Welcome to EC. I joined recently and I love it already. The people are really supportive and nice. Nice to meet you! :]
     
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    Hi, Emma. I struggle to make friends who share my particular interests and even more so to be open about who I am. Like you, I'm hoping this community will allow me to get to know new people and let them get to know me. Since I'm new, I'm just starting out.