Lonely despite having friends?

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I have a great body of friends, I'm not in a huge friendship group but we're really close. 4 of us have been friends since Yr7 (now in Yr12) had the other 2 we've been friends with for about a year.

Despite having this tight knit friendship group, I still feel extremely lonely and like I don't have anyone to talk to/do things with. I then feel guilty about feeling lonely, because I have a great friendship group and shouldn't be dismissing that. I think a large part of it is that my friends are all quite introverted and enjoy staying home, whereas I enjoy going out, and so I spend most of my time just at home.

I don't know what to do from here, I'm not really sure why I'm writing this post, but if anybody has any advice/similar stories that would be great
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I have a great body of friends, I'm not in a huge friendship group but we're really close. 4 of us have been friends since Yr7 (now in Yr12) had the other 2 we've been friends with for about a year.

Despite having this tight knit friendship group, I still feel extremely lonely and like I don't have anyone to talk to/do things with. I then feel guilty about feeling lonely, because I have a great friendship group and shouldn't be dismissing that. I think a large part of it is that my friends are all quite introverted and enjoy staying home, whereas I enjoy going out, and so I spend most of my time just at home.

I don't know what to do from here, I'm not really sure why I'm writing this post, but if anybody has any advice/similar stories that would be great
It's more than okay to want multiple groups of friends. Most people will have, especially later on in life e.g school friends, work friends, neighbours etc. If you are seeking more extroverted friends then go for it. Join some groups e.g sports or anything else you're interested. We don't have an upper limit on how many friends we're allowed in life. Just try not to forgot your current friends
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
It's more than okay to want multiple groups of friends. Most people will have, especially later on in life e.g school friends, work friends, neighbours etc. If you are seeking more extroverted friends then go for it. Join some groups e.g sports or anything else you're interested. We don't have an upper limit on how many friends we're allowed in life. Just try not to forgot your current friends
Thanks for the reply my friends and I have a healthy friendship and I know they wouldn't be at all bothered if I had other friends, it's just finding those other friends that's difficult haha. My college is extremely lacking in extracurriculars and so it's quite difficult to meet new people which is quite annoying, thanks for the advice
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