Hello, I have discussed with my parents the possibility of moving out and thy are very supportive and agree that it is a natural process for someone who wants to move on in their life. But of course we both have problems and issues we share in our worry for. Some of these things are easy to overcome if I have the energy, eg. Proving to myself I can make all my own meals each day, wash my own clothes, wash myself etc. and these are all things I am working on and we both feel that they are quite easily attainable. The bigger issue is: loneliness. I am lonely now but also feel like I have no time for myself because there is almost always someone around at home, but again my parents understand it can get stifling to not have my own space. About a year and a half ago I stopped seeing my old friends (who I actually never saw) and started with a couple of new friends. Issue is that they now live miles and miles and miles away and even my old friends will be moving in a few months. I can barely leave the house, I am aiming to get it up to getting to leave for 40 minutes maybe, enough to get a newspaper and go for a little walk, but 30 minutes is more reasonable. So the issue is how can I not be lonely and stay social basically but while I am practically housebound? We both agree I can't move if I am going to see less people but I also can't continue to stagnate at home. The plan is at first to rent somewhere near by and see how things go. Although I appreciate that you will trying to help, I am looking for answers to my social problem, not wether or not I should be moving etc. (I am not trying to sound rude although that may have come across like that, it wasn't intended to sorry). Do any of you live alone or have lived alone with this illness or even if you haven't please any advice is welcome.