This is also called Agoraphobia which means fear of wide open spaces, but in many cases the person may fear going anywhere outside their own home. The fear of going out is much more common than most people realise. It is horribly restricting, because it prevents people from making friends or keeping friends, having contact with family, getting education and employment, and visiting places of entertainment. The internet is no substitute for real life! In big cities like Plymouth or Exeter there are many people who never leave their home at all, and many more who go out only for essential shopping or doctor’s appointments.
This fear of going out often results from prolonged low mood, bullying at work or in school, and abusive relationships, and makes it harder to overcome these problems.
By overcoming this fear you would gain a much more enjoyable and interesting life, including new friends who could become your allies and helpers in so many ways. You could discover new opportunities that you never knew existed. You would escape from limitations which in some cases are worse than if you were actually in prison!
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