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I can't make female friends

Postby Ella35 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:10 am

I'm a 21 year old female and I haven't had a female friend since high school. I was 16 years old the last time I made a new friend who was a girl, and I've only had five close female friends over the course of my life. I'm longing for close relationships with other girls but I always feel so awkward around them. For years I have only been able to be friends with boys/men because I feel so much more confident around them and find them easier to talk to. I'm starting to suspect that I only feel socially confident around people who I suspect could be attracted to me. This makes me ashamed of myself, but I guess somehow I must have developed the idea that people can only be genuinely interested in talking to me if they're attracted to me. I always get the feeling that when girls talk to me it's not because they actually want to, but because they are just being nice. Can anyone relate to this feeling? Has anyone overcome this? Just wanted to share...
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