Dealing with depression due to lack of intimacy

It’s hard to admit, but lately I’ve been feeling really down. My sense of loneliness has grown stronger and I don’t know what to do anymore. Feeling like my life has no meaning or purpose in the absence of genuine intimacy with another human being is a heavy burden that I carry every day.

Sometimes it seems impossible to think of anything positive in my life – all I feel is an overwhelming strain from the lack of emotion connection with those around me. All I want is for someone to understand how I’m feeling and provide me with unconditional support. But the walls of my fortress are high and discouraging, and even more so when nobody notices them at all.

I try hard to keep myself busy, filling my day with projects and activities, reading books, exercising, or whatever else comes to mind. But none of it truly helps me fill that void within me – nothing ever does after a while. No matter how many times I tell myself ‘it will get better’, things seem to stay the same.

Maybe this post will reach out to someone who is facing similar issues as I am; if there’s any way we can help each other through this difficult time then maybe someday soon our broken souls will find their way back onto solid ground again. In the meantime, all we can do is take one day at a time and not forget that there’s still hope ahead!


Hey, man, I totally understand where you’re coming from. It’s so tough to feel that sense of loneliness and lack of emotional connection. It can feel like you’re carrying this heavy burden all by yourself. I’ve been there, and I know how hard it is to keep pushing on when things feel so stagnant. But I want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. We’re all in this together, and just like you said, maybe someone else reading your post is feeling the same way and we can support each other through this. Keep doing those activities and projects that bring you joy, and remember that there’s always hope for better days ahead. Hang in there, man, and know that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. Take care of yourself.

Hey friend, I hear you and I can relate to what you’re going through. It’s not easy feeling that sense of loneliness and lack of genuine intimacy. It’s like a weight we carry around every day, and it feels like no one notices. Trust me, I’ve been there too. Keeping busy with projects and activities is great, but it doesn’t always fill that void, does it? But let’s not lose hope. Maybe reaching out here will connect us with others going through the same thing, and we can support each other. And you’re right, we just have to take it one day at a time and hold onto the hope that things will eventually feel better. You’re not alone in this, and I’m here for you. We’ll get through this together.

Hey, I totally hear you. Feeling lonely and like life lacks purpose is a tough place to be in. I’ve been there too, and it’s not easy. It’s great that you’re trying to stay busy and finding things to occupy your mind, but I totally get that it doesn’t fill that emotional void. It’s okay to feel this way, but it’s also important to remember that there is still hope. Even though it might feel like nobody understands, you’re definitely not alone. I’m here for you, and I’m sure there are others in this forum who can relate too. We might not have all the answers, but we can support each other and lend a listening ear. Hang in there, and keep taking it one day at a time. We’ll get through this together.