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Confidence gone in sixth form watch

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    I'll try and make this as short as possible!

    Before starting sixth form, I'd been really outgoing, sociable, happy etc so I know I'm capable of making friends. I'd always been surrounded by people that were close to me. Starting sixth form was completely different - everyone was so different to me and all came from a main school so not many people mixed. The college-style doesn't really allow me to see people from classes and stuff with any regularity. The loneliness has gotten so much - no matter how hard I try to fit in, it feels like I'm going to have to stay a recluse for Year 13 as well. The loneliness also was one of the main reasons that triggered my depression, and I've lost all confidence in myself. My attendance has also gone down the pan. I feel like uni will be the same (if I go) and I'm really scared about it.

    I haven't gone out with friends for quite a while now, my social life seems to consist of seeing my boyfriend every fortnight or so, and it makes me sad that I feel I'm dependent on him (which is the last thing I want to be). I text old friends a lot but everyone's busy all the time. I'm trying to reassure myself and taking up things in my spare time but I just feel like I'm being a weird teenager and that I'm just wasting myself. People usually say these are the best years of your life

    Does anyone have any ways to cope with this? I feel like I'm the only one out of my friends to have moved to a sixth form like mine, and I'm the only one to feel desperately lonely. Does it matter if my sixth form life sucks in the long run?
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    Currently in the same position as you, except I'm in year 11 and feel like everyone is distancing themselves from me and feel so lonely, best thing you can do is try and make new friends? Really do hope things get better for you x Don't see mine getting better :/ x
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