Firster first of all, if you're reading this, hi! *waves* Sorry I'm posting about this but I can't think of anything and I'm a bit worried :I
First of all, I know that forcing a shy person out of their comfort zone because "there's something wrong with them" is stupid. But my buddy has been getting steadily more withdrawn since last year. First his other buddy lashed out at him because of a lie someone told and got really creepy and clingy afterwards, then kept telling him how close he lived to him ("I biked past your house yesterday"). This made him afraid to go outside (although it is justified if you know the other guy, he's
somewhat scarily possessive). He ended up getting homeschooled because he was afraid of senior high (also kinda justified, since he was going to the same school as clingy guy and lying girl, both of whom fight over being his *only* friend). Now he's run out of anything to do, is terrified to go anywhere because even in an empty building he's afraid that people are silently judging him, and won't leave home.
We like to see each other about once a week, which is great, but his situation is getting worse. Is there anything specific I can do to help, or should I just see him more often?