I agree as well. I've been home, between being a stay at home mom and dealing with p/a and agoraphobia, for over 18 years, have no friends, extremely limited contact with family and really no social life. It's very hard to be physically alone and feel alone all the time. My daughter is now 18 and works and goes to school both full time, so she's not around much and of course hubby works too. It can make for a long day. I do believe that it makes the anxiety worse, as I feel I have more time to think about
things which of course are more often negative than not, don't have the distractions like when they are home. I miss having people in my life, but don't feel all that comfortable meeting new people and then there's the telling them about
my problems, which makes some people run.
I try to keep busy, especially during the winter months when I don't get the outside time to keep me distracted, and that helps to keep my mind occupied and the anxiety lower, but it's still no replacement for social interaction. It's a tough place to be in for anyone who experiences it.