i think this is perfectly normal. while we may have close friends that we feel that we can talk to anything about, there are certain things that we think will push past those boundaries, and make us feel isolated.
at least with online, we can be as free as we want. sure, people may judge us, but it’s easier to brush things off with the simple notion of “deleting” in the online world. we also have the chance to seek people who are feeling the same, without judgement. and the fact that who we encounter in our day to day lives is so limited to the vast potential of people living on this planet, that we can’t always feel like we are being who we are with such a small social circle.