My Best Friend Moved Further Away From Me

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usagibryan
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27 Jun 2021, 4:57 pm

I don't have a lot of friends, but there is one person I feel like I can call my best friend, and through him I've managed to make other friends, so he's kind of the key to my friend group, which I kinda feel like is really his friend group. I still live with my mom and stepmom and I've been dying to move out for the longest, a while back he was looking to do the same (him and his girlfriend were living with his mom) he said we could be roommates, I was really looking forward to this because it meant I'd get away from my mother, live more independently, hang out with him more and I'd get to see everyone else in our friend group more often. He later changed his mind though and decided to move with just him and his girlfriend further up north closer to everyone else.

He lived around the corner from me but the rest of the friend group is further away. Before the pandemic we would car pool and he'd pick me up whenever we all went to hang out together. We've been playing games and communicating on discord and were talking about meeting up again soon but now if I want to see everyone in person I have to take the highway which I have extreme anxiety about doing. I feel kind of isolated now, more than I was before. Maybe I should try to meet more people locally? It was hard making friends to begin with the idea of trying to meet new people again sounds depressing and terrifying. I feel silly being depressed about this, he and everyone else would tell you it's not far away, and for most people it's not, but I have anxiety about driving and I don't know how to explain why it's taking me more than an hour to get there because I'm avoiding the highway...

EDIT: Maybe this should have been in the Haven idk...



kraftiekortie
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04 Jul 2021, 8:54 pm

I wish I could help you be less scared of the highway.