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Would You Be Open to Being My Phone Friend?

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Please remember that everyone here has their struggles. Be considerate of your phone friend and mindful of the person's time and energy.

 

You may wish to begin with pms.  If after some time you both are still happy with the contact, you could consider sharing phone numbers. You may wish to agree in advance about how often you want to talk, for how long, and at what times of day.

 

Please do not share your phone number if you know you are a person who has difficulty setting boundaries in relationships.

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Just wondering if anyone here would be open to having a phone friend? Just hearing someone else's voice and holding a conversation with someone who is going through the same thing and understands would bring me much needed comfort. Love, Light, & Health, Christiana

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Dear Christiana,

 

I would love to offer my support and friendship. Do you have Skype? It is a free download. I would suggest that we start out with the typed chat portion available on Skype and then when we both feel that we can offer mutual support can move on from there. What do you think? If you are interested, please let me know and I will PM you my Skype ID. Lots of love and hugs, Annej

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Thank you so much Annej!

 

Please do send me your Skype ID and I'll try to get it setup on my computer soon.

 

Love, Light, & Health,

Christiana

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Hey christianna,

 

Hope things are better for you. I find it beneficial to talk to others on the phone so I'd be glad to chat with you. It's also good for me since I have phone anxiety.

 

I'm feeling crapped half the day but the other half I'm only half as crapped and would be fully capable of chatting.

 

I've done this with another member. Basically, you can call my VoIP #, hiding your number at a set time. Pm me if you are still looking for someone to talk with.

 

Good Luck,

Alex

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Add me to the list of people who would like to have phone buddies!

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Hi Friends,

 

To all of you that have replied...

 

This is such comforting news to me.

 

If only I could get Skype to work on my computer. Grr! I don't exactly have the best one, but I'm going to have someone, who knows more about it than me, to take a look at it, as soon as I can, to see if they can remedy the situation. I think it probably has something to do with my virus protection software. I just don't know what to do about it.

 

I have a Magic Jack, which allows me to have unlimited local phone service, except to VOIP phone numbers. I'm supposed to be able to make unlimited international phone calls with it also, but I've yet to do so. I see no reason why it wouldn't work too though.

 

I realize, some of you may not be too comfortable exchanging phone numbers with me. I can promise you though that, whatever the situation may be, I would never abuse the privilege of having anyone's personal information here nor elsewhere. Despite how ill I am, I still consider myself a caring, considerate, empathetic, kind, and polite person. I'm far from a stalker and respectful enough that when, if ever, you would decide having me as a phone friend just isn't working out, I'd be understanding, without any hard feelings, just knowing how the nature of withdrawal can be to a person.

 

I live alone and am isolated from a lot of things, due to not feeling well a lot. The few people around me trying to help me recover really just cannot grasp the full extent of the difficulty withdrawal poses, like those of you going through it with me either. I also have such a hard time taking all the thoughts in my head and establishing meaningful posts. It's such a slow and huge task, at times. My symptoms are so full of ups and downs that I never know what the next hour is going to hold, both physically and mentally. Sometimes I can read posts and/or post my own topics on the forum here, but sometimes I just can't. It's the same with me talking on the phone too, among doing other things.

 

I just think having a few phone friends, where there is a helpful and mutual give and take relationship, would go a long way toward transitioning through the withdrawal process on both sides.

 

Let me know what you think...

 

Love, Light, & Health,

Christiana

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I FINALLY got Skype installed and it's working!!!

 

I posted this just over a year ago and have had a lot to deal with, so I haven't been messing around with Skype the whole time.  I just finally got my brain and body pieced together enough to get it done, if you know what I mean.

 

If you'd still like to be a chat/phone friend (via regular phone, Skype, etc.), please let me know.

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I'd be glad to have someone to chat with. I don't have Skype but an unlimited LD plan. Feel free to PM me.

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I'm open to it. PM me...

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Are any of you out there still available to talk. I could use the companionship and help.

 

Thanks. Chris.

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Available to talk by phone or Skype. Looking for some real time connection and help.

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Are any of you out there still available to talk. I could use the companionship and help.

 

Thanks. Chris.

PM me.

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Check out my post about a New Year's Eve chat that no one wanted to do. Temporary chat software might be ideal for what you want, you could set up the invites via PMs.

 

I PM'd you. this morning when I saw your other post.

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I'm available to talk. PM me.

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I'm also available to be PM'd.

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Check out my post about a New Year's Eve chat that no one wanted to do. Temporary chat software might be ideal for what you want, you could set up the invites via PMs.

 

I PM'd you. this morning when I saw your other post.

 

I actually didn't see this until after the fact, but what a cool idea for NYE!

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Actually cool idea for any time someone wants to set up a group of typists to talk, that is the only downside to chatting, all that typing. I rem when I first got online in '98, I peeked into chat rooms and they were SO boring bcuz evry1 spoke in abbrev and eventually just reverted to a string of meaningless acronyms substituting for 'talking'.

 

But chatting is 'real time' relating when you can't use the phone and don't know how to use PMs and email to simulate a chat (and even posting in a thread can do it), you just have to continually refresh your screens and wait for communications to go through all those servers. It is like text messaging in a way but not on a dedicated direct line.

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Hi! Just to let everyone know that I´m very open to getting Skype friends. I´m feeling very lonely at times, and even though I try my best socialising with people my own age I find it difficult relating to them, since Prozac withdrawal still is such a huge part of my life and something I can´t talk to them about. I´d love to give my support to whomever needing it, and maybe, if that person has the energy, get some support back.

Please feel free to pm me and I´ll give you my skypename.

 

Hugs to everyone! /26 year old girl from Sweden, recovering from an adverse reaction to Prozac that happnened two years ago now.

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Hello. I am interested in having skype friends too. My skype username is ardyes if anyone wants to ad me. It would be nice to have some support or give some support when needed. :)

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anybody want to be phone pals. I get a lot from posting on this website but I think it might be a lot more fulfilling if I could talk to someone and get an immediate response, either over phone call, text, or facebook messaging. let me know

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good topic.  perhaps members willing to have recovery partners should post their availability here.  you can specify what mediums you would potentially be available on, and maybe some outside interests if you are looking to have general conversations as well as recovery-related encouragement.

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This is a brilliant idea, like a partner in AA.  Someone to encourage when you are down, someone to call when you are scared, someone to share who understands what you are going with.

 

I am, unfortunately, partner to ALL of you here on SA, and partner to a few "out here" in face-to-face land, so do not have room to list my number or contact details.

 

Please, if you share contact details, share it in PM so that it can not be accessed by anyone you may not wish to have it.

 

This is a public forum, and open to all to wonders and woes that is "the internet."

 

I also encourage you to look for people in your geographic area - there are a few threads devoted to finding members in your area.  

 

And if you think nobody is near - hey - I live at the arse ends of the earth, and there are 5 SA'rs within an hours drive of me here.  So you might be surprised.  We are working on coffee meets, right now, and if we get enough of us together, we'd like to open to the public (eeeeek!) for a peer support group.

 

It is important to recognize when you need more support than "net friends."  Nothing replaces a voice on the phone, or a face over Skype, or even a hug in person.  And so often our communications are misunderstood in print land, where you read my words, but cannot read my face.

 

So even if you don't find someone on SA to buddy with - please don't stop searching.  Help and friends come from the most unexpected places.

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Thanks for the responses. Yes JanCarol, I agree. I used to attend aa meetings and I think something like that would help a lot. I would love to get into a group or something. that would be great. I live in the Pacific Northwest. I am willing to give out my number to anybody interested. However, I do not want to post on a group post for everyone on the internet to see.

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I would love to chat and be a support buddy from New York;)

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Great idea, I too am open to any phone friends during this lonely process that is pysche med wothdrawal...

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i could really use someone to talk to as well.  if you are intrtested send me a pm and we can discuss arrangements.  i have skype, both chat and video.  i cant go through this alone

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I am available for PMs.  My phone has a bad battery and I don't want to comb my hair for skype. ... did I spell that wrong?  never used it and don't know how. 

There is a small part of me that likes to have one place to talk about these things as a way of trying to contain it to some extent it takes enough of my life being here as much as I am. 

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I would love to have someone to talk to either texting or on the phone! Right now I have recently reinstated and feel extremely disappointed and worry I will never be able to get off this medication-

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Hi vonnegut, I can give you my skype and/or facebook if you want!

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Pm me for skype/phone, some days I could use help, other days I could give help.

You can do voice only on skype, no need to brush hair.

I have it on the phone.

I am in DC area.

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hey christina are u still hear redy to have a phone friend..im new to this site and im a social phobic and depressed gye i nead some support please if u can add me in the whats up or skype...

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Yesssss!!!! I would love to talk to anyone who has time.  I just started so I'm very scared after reading some posts.  I'm in Austin TX

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I'm a 50+ female in the USA with 2 college degrees who can't work because of health problems. I'm bored but can't do anything about it. These drugs have slowed me down and socially isolated me.

 

I'm interested in mindfulness and DBT skills. I'd like someone who could be a co-encourager with me.

 

If anyone in a similar situation would like to PM me, please do. We could PM or talk, whichever seems to work best for us.

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I'm always happy to have a Facebook chat. I like encouraging people and sharing my experience. You can find me under ************. Send me a friend request and we're ready to go! :)

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I'm always available for PM'S :)

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I'm always available for PM'S :)

 

Same here. :)

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