Yeah well it's not just socializing at all, but the particular friends she has there that she's attached to. It's become apparent to me that she just attaches to things in a way that's quite alien to me, and in the past when I've sorta wrenched her out of situations that, in the bigger picture sorta view, I've believed were not beneficial, she's resented me later for separating her from these people she was attached to, way more than I could've anticipated.
I wish there were another drama group for her to go to - sadly, this is Lincolnshire, a very large but very unpopulated area of England, where not a lot goes on for kids at all, let alone stuff that's affordable, really... but like I say even if I did find her something else to do, she'd still resent being taken away from those friends at the youth group.
It's easy for me to say 'but you'll make new friends' - the idea of THOSE friends meaning so much is a bit odd to me - not that my friends don't mean a lot to me as well but it's just that level of emotional attachment she has, y'know? I'm a bit petrified of uh, violating it? Is that the right word??
But... just to clarify, this isn't an isolated kid we're talking about, the youth group isn't like her only chance to socialize or anything like that, she has a lot of friends and other stuff she does elsewhere.