For the full time retail traders and those that trade at home, how do you deal with the trading alone aspect of it? Sitting at your desk trading away (making money hopefully) but not meeting new people or making new friends as much as you would in a work environment. Most of my closest friends now are people I met from my past jobs. I've been trading full time for over a year now and am pretty happy with the result but what gets to me sometimes is that I don't have a cubicle or an office that I can walk to and start chit chatting away. When I had a day job, I would regularly do this to relieve some stress and just to stay away from work. Maybe I'm still programmed for the 8-5 job. BUT, I sure love not having a boss and having the ability to leave the office anytime I want or not trade if I don't feel like it.