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Old November 30th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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I'm home schooled so I don't have too many friends (The ones I do have are awesome but I only get to see them around once every two months.) I don't have any extra curricular activities. The only people in my town are either alot older than me, or alot younger than me. I can't really go anywhere since I can't drive and my parents are always busy. I also have trouble talking to people because I have a weird irrational fear everyone hates me no matter how many times I tell myself that's not the case. I'm basically shut in. I do have friends online like you guys, but I'd like to have some physical interaction y'know? It get's lonely. Any suggestions?

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Old November 30th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Maybe join some sort of youth club?
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Old November 30th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Definitely join some type of group. It can be a volunteer group, church group, youth group, book club, sports team; just something to get out. Also, you could get a job.

And if the kids in your town are either really younger or really older, try befriending the older ones.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #4
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Do they have homeschool co-ops where you live? I know being at home all day for more than one or two days in a row drives me up the wall...

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Old November 30th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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And if the kids in your town are either really younger or really older, try befriending the older ones.
Well. By older I mean like 20+ and younger like 10 and under....

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Old November 30th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Maybe start playing a sport? Sometimes helps.

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Old November 30th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #7
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I was homeschooled basically all my life and this year I am in public school, but it is online. You definitely should join some extracurricular things. Scouts, a sport, heck, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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Old December 13th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #8
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I'm home schooled so I don't have too many friends (The ones I do have are awesome but I only get to see them around once every two months.) I don't have any extra curricular activities. The only people in my town are either alot older than me, or alot younger than me. I can't really go anywhere since I can't drive and my parents are always busy. I also have trouble talking to people because I have a weird irrational fear everyone hates me no matter how many times I tell myself that's not the case. I'm basically shut in. I do have friends online like you guys, but I'd like to have some physical interaction y'know? It get's lonely. Any suggestions?
hey im homeschooled too try joining a co-op or volunteering somewhere like (a humane society, Library) that way you can be productive (aka not feel awkward) and still have an opportunity to mingle

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Old December 25th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #9
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hope i helped

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Old December 26th, 2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Like other people said, try to find new interests and join clubs so that you can meet people who have those same interests.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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Yeah, I agree with everyone else. Volunteer, join a group/club, extracurriculars, home school groups, or maybe get a part-time job. Even if you can't drive, you can always walk/ride your bike to these places. Honestly, if you're really that lonely, you'll be willing to put in the effort to be happy. So now it's up to you whether or not you take us up on our advice. I was home schooled, too, so I know it's hard, but you can do it. Good luck.

Edit: Btw, you aren't a "shut in". That term is reserved for people who are unwilling/incapable of being social due to physical/mental illness (such as someone struggling with agoraphobia). You want to socialize, your options are just limited. There's a huge difference. Don't just throw around terms you don't understand, please.

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