Last updated on July 19th, 2022 at 11:50 am
It is normal to want the care and compassion of other people. When thinking about or saying the phrase “No one cares about me”, you might be overwhelmed with feelings of sadness or loneliness. However, you can look for help from a healthy support system. It might be a lengthy process, but the reward more than makes up for it.
Why Does It Seem No One Cares About Me?
One of the first things you should do is think about the reasons why you feel that nobody cares about you. A good place to start is by assessing any intimate relationships like describing them to another person. If you think that one of those relationships has become distant or not as caring as before, you should take into account any potential obstacles such as changes in lifestyle, issues with family, stress about work, and distance among others. Do they really not care? Or is it possible that something is currently holding them back from expressing it?
Perhaps you are feeling annoyed or hurt due to their absence, or you feel like you are invisible. You can rightly feel that way. However, sometimes our emotions obscure our vision.
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Keep on reading to learn how to cope when you have thoughts like, “nobody cares about me.”
How To Cope When I Feel No One Cares About Me
Whenever a friend or relative comes to me and says, “I feel like nobody cares about me,” I start by advising them to follow these 9 tips:
1. Look for help online. If you feel like you have no one to speak to, you can look online for a stranger to talk to with anonymity who can support you. You can also have a go at online therapy.
There are thousands of certified, compassionate therapists ready to speak with you on BetterHelp. They are the largest and most trusted online therapy platform. I have seen many people have great outcomes from using their service. Best of all, it’s affordable and you can talk to a therapist from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. If you feel like no one cares about you, definitely give them a try.As a BetterHelp afﬁliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided.
If you are dealing with a mental health crisis you should contact a hotline for suicides. You can find them through phones all around the world and online chats. Check our resources page here. You can also check this page if you are specifically looking for help for depression near you.
2. Battle the feelings of unworthiness. Individuals who think they are not worthy of anything cannot accept that any other person would care for them. No matter what anybody tells you or how you feel, you always need to remind yourself that you are worth caring for. You should also practice how to recognize negative emotions and leave them behind.
Consider what your response is when a person offers you their support. Do you contend with them regarding your worthlessness? This behavior can make you feel even worse and make others unwilling to support you. Think about how you respond in these circumstances. Stop arguing with them and, instead, say “thank you”.
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3. Start consuming cheerful sources of entertainment. By watching somber tv shows and movies, you only fill yourself with negative emotions. Instead, try to avoid these depressing sources of entertainment and start watching more upbeat ones like comedies or other things that can give you a laugh.
Sometimes these thoughts are caused by boredom. Learn how to occupy your mind.
4. Increase your self-compassion. By strengthening your self-compassion, you can feel a lot better about yourself as a whole, while also developing a perspective on other peoples’ positive attributes. In order to improve your self-compassion, you can try some of the following:
- Remember that you are not alone
- Allow yourself to have imperfections
- Treat yourself the same way you would a kid
- Be more mindful
5. Get back in touch with some old acquaintances and friends. If your family or your intimate friends are not close to you right now, you can remember some people who were previously kind to you. Reconnect with old friends. Talk about your feelings to an acquaintance, a teacher, or a family friend who is a good listener.
Speaking with folks directly, via video chat, or on the phone can be a much better experience than using online messengers or texts. Remember that people will be there for you if you were kind to them in your relationships. If you don’t invite other people or at least contact them, they probably won’t either.
6. Retain a compilation of happy memories. When you are suffering from depression, it may be hard to recognize the positive moments in your daily life. A supportive chat or a hug might not even feel truthful or you might even forget it after a few hours. If you are feeling down, you should remember as many positive memories as you can and write them in a journal. Keep that journal and fill it up every time someone does something nice for you or simply sends you a happy text.
7. Hang out with pets. Animals, and especially dogs, are some of the best friends you can have during hard times. If you don’t have one, you can ask a neighbor or a friend to spend time with their pet.
8. Recognize responses that are “uncaring”. If you are suffering from severe depression it can be easy to misjudge people as unkind, uncaring and mean. Usually, people are just concentrating on their daily lives. This doesn’t indicate that they aren’t worried about you. Sometimes, a response such as “Just ignore it” or “It will get better” can sound negative, whereas the other person thinks these words are truly helpful. While these people might be positive in other ways, you should take extra care when talking to them during times when you are down.
9. Find new friend groups and develop new hobbies. If your cycle of close friends or family members is small, sometimes, a single dispute can ruin your support network. You should try to develop new hobbies and meet new people which will also increase your sources of self-worth.
- You can join a class at your local community college, a sports club, or a religious organization.
- Talk to strangers and learn more about them.
- You can also take up volunteering. Offering your help to others in need can be great for your self-confidence.
If your emotions of loneliness are developing into emotions of anxiety and stress, or if you simply feel that support from an outside source can help you communicate better with the people close to you, consider therapy or counseling using a service like BetterHelp. According to recent studies, attending online therapy individually can reduce your anxiety symptoms by 57 percent and your symptoms of depression by 50 percent after four months. Just consider how much better your life and your interpersonal relationships can be after a few months with proper guidance and support from a trained therapist.
Through online therapy, you can find a trained professional who is understanding, will not judge you and can help you deal with your issues from the comfort of your home and in your own time. You don’t need to worry about driving to the other end of the town for your appointment and having to sit in the waiting room with other people. Instead, you can use any device with access to the internet and have your therapy session in your comfort zone. An online therapist can help you develop ways to deal with negative or self-loathing emotions and improve your self-confidence. If the thought “No one cares about me” has ever crossed your mind, you should know that an online therapist will happily help you work through your negativity. You are worthy of feeling loved and valued, and online therapy can help.As a BetterHelp afﬁliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided.