This past year has been one of the best of my life. I met a wonderful girl that I have been with for 6 months. I was promoted at work and make almost 60% more than what I made the previous year. I just moved out of my parents house to a house with a friend of mine. I'm 22, going to graduate with a bachelors in Business management next Spring. However.. I am lonely, depressed and can't seem to get a hold of my emotions. One day I will be happy and enjoy my life, the next I am sad and don't want to do anything. I've dealt with depression in the past, but never this bad. I've never been away from home and I'm not used to being by myself so much. The solitude is really getting to me! My roomate works an opposite schedule from me and I see him maybe 1 hour 2-3 days a week. I've always been an independent person but now I'm constantly wanting to be around people, but I can't. My girlfriend goes to school and works after so I can only see her on the weekends. I work 3rd shift (10pm-6am) so I have a hard time doing things socially with friends. Once again I'm limited to the weekends, so I have to share the time with my girlfriend and friends. Limiting the time I spend with both. I'm financially independant and have been taking care of myself since I was 17; I just lived in my parents basement. I think my big problem is I have always been surrounded by my family. Always had people to talk to; I get so excited when my phone rings it's pathetic. I don't really know what to do. Will I get used to the solitude or do you think there's something bigger underneath causing me to be unhappy. I know there's only so much you can tell from a post, but I don't like feeling like this and I don't know what to do.