I am a college student and I have this intense feeling that other people automatically dislike me. I don't know why this is and it has really started to get to me. It has made it very difficult to make new friends and almost impossible to start a relationship.
For instance, when I am in class everybody seems to be best friends, while I am just ignored. When I try to start a conversation with someone, it seems like their smile just disappears even though I was trying to be upbeat and friendly. It makes me feel like I am some alien from another plant, and I'm just not wanted at all. This feeling makes it so difficult to talk to people, especially women. Everywhere I go it seems like everyone is happy and in a relationship while I am just left out like I didn't even exist. I just have this feeling wherever I go that everyone hates me or will the second I talk to them. I know this is probably just in my head, but it feels very real and I don't know what to do about it. I feel so alone sometimes and it breaks my heart to live in a world without any love. Has anyone else gone through this? Does anyone have any advice?