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This country can be so lonely, feel like my mental health is at risk of declining for lack of social interactions during weekends- how are you people dealing with this?

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Anyone in Chicago who feels this way, hmu, we can be friends! @OP- try to find friends and create a support system here to better cope and help your mental health. Get out there, join clubs, go to boxing class, look up “meet ups” for topics you like. Start maybe with people at your company (maybe even people on your team) and invest in relationships where you can then put them on more relaxed schedule (what I mean is build relationship with few people but invest heavy to build that base so then you can go weeks without talking and have good relationship when you do see each other). It takes time but you have to put intention and yourself out there to get to that point!

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Same boat as you my friend. I’ve been trying to get myself out there and spend time with folks from my cohort. It’s always a little painful hanging out with work friends, but you can’t fall into the trap of getting holed up in the weekends, especially not with this job. Hang in there brother - I know the US is an extremely boring place, but there really is no place like it for work. In this way I’m perfectly okay actually with the USCIS deciding the course of my life. Parts of me will be far happier elsewhere.

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When I was single, I used to go play poker when I’m bored. That is, if you are open to it. Now that I’m not single, I do dishes.

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Go live that tinder life! You’ll miss in the future having this freedom

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Download Overwatch! It’s awesome! Also couple more things to do to start loving being at home all the time. 1. Get into some fandom. Starwars is a great one. Watch all the movies, cartoons, read all the comics, play the games. It will take a good half a year. Also fandoms to consider to kill your time effectively: -lord of the rings -star trek -witcher -got -harry potter 2. Find a difficult hobby. -martial arts -piano -photography I am doing all those things and have no time to be lonely at all!!

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Thanks!

Also if u have friends from college, undergrad or grad in the same city it helps

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Gamble at casinos

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I am in Austin and blessed with a really great group of friends, happy to hangout and introduce you to my circle if anyone is here. Also, if anyone needs company in SF, let me know. My sister and her roomies would love for more people to be included in their game and movie nights

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Tons of food and drink places, I know there are some of those moving bull.places, never been to any, small boat cruises to watch bats. Some.places to go hike at etc. There are multiple threada here on Austin . Do a search and let me know what your interests are. Sxsw is coming up too!

Are you the only one in your family who’s here?

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Yes

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If you’re based in Houston- let me know and I’m happy to hang out :)

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OP I need at least 11 likes to dm you. Perhaps you can!

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Yep international student (graduated this year) with no family in the States and feel the exact same way. Maybe get a gf OP?

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Try joining a cricket club - cycling group - travel...

Join the local networking groups - Facebook, meetup and hang out with colleagues a few days. I did that a couple of times and was connected with a whole new set of people through them.

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Definitely try this out also there is a website called meetup for different groups..you should def be able to make some friends that way

I understand your situation. All I can suggest is make the best of the situation...read books, travel, meditate, build resilience to your mental/physical state etc Also, become active member of your local neighbourhood...would help in socializing well with people from all walks of life..

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Anyone in Dallas in similar situation? HMU

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I am from Dallas and happy to connect, dm me if interested

Chicago here. Echo OP and happy to hang out and meet people!

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Work is your best friend

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Honestly, this is a very boring reply to my comment

Anybody in St Louis have the same situation?

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Meetup. com - here's where I made all my friends

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What’s your background? Maybe you can find people from the same background and share experiences like food etc. I’m a third culture kid so I’m fucked 🤷‍♂️

Dm me guys if u live in Greater NYC area. I will create a group so we can all connect

PwC2- count me in as well

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