Hiya, firstly I’m new to this website, so sorry if this topic has been covered before.
I have been out of “the truth” for almost one year. I live with my non-Witness mother, have an amazing boyfriend, work and am in college. However, I have absolutely no friends apart from my mum and boyfriend. The only other girls I really talk to are JW’s who are living a double life, who I find pretty toxic to be around. They try to hide that they hang out with me to protect themselves, and sometimes ignore me for long periods of time when they are trying to “be good”.
I would really like to know, how do I make friends with non-Witness people? I am shy and have always struggled to meet new people. I feel like I’m different to normal people and I don’t know how to fit in with them.
I would really like to have some friends to hang out with, but everyone seems to already have close friends. I didn’t stay in touch with any “worldly” friends after school (I became homeschooled when I was 13) as I thought they were bad association. Any advice would really be appreciated.