Heather wrote:Hey there, Kate.
We can absolutely help you with this. You're right, life without some friends just isn't the same.
Can you fill me in on where you are meeting people right now? At school? If so, only at school? How about other places/setting, like, if this is part of your life, any community groups, places you might do volunteer work (like an animal shelter, for example), or settings that are about people's hobbies, like a sport, gaming or crafting?
Heather wrote:Volunteering is actually a really great way to make new friends, whether it's a shelter or just about anything else. When we're volunteering somewhere, we already have a shared interest and passion, and usually like to make some friendships that way.
It for sure sounds like a lot of your problem is that you're so socially isolated. Anything you can do to help that -- again, like volunteering, or joining a sport, as another example -- is likely to help with this. It's very hard to make friends if we don't have much contact with people.
Heather wrote:It's certainly understandable to isolate yourself in response to trauma from others. But it also sounds like just by virtue of only being in school one day a week, that isolation is kind of baked in.
I think taking another try at group therapy is a good call. You can't control what other people think or people making judgements, and choosing not to get community and care you need to try and avoid that sounds counter-productive to me. You can always call people out if and when they are being nonsupportive, after all, or correct false assumptions if and when you need to.
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