I'm home from college, and I am alone. I don't feel I can talk to anyone at home or any of my friends. I'm a fifth wheel at home because I'm not in a relationship. My friends from high school all stopped talking to me, and I was just rejected by a girl I liked. I work every day, and I feel it will never end. Sure it has made me independent, but no one understands how unhappy I am. Everyone assumes I'm alright because I hide everything and get good grades easily, but I'm seriously struggling. Truth is I escape my humanity in my work and the more I focus on my work, the less in touch I feel with those in my life.