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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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    Social Anxiety Disorder

    HiThis is my experience with social anxiety, how I got help, and how I'm dealing with it, and how i'm getting better and better every day.I've been dealing with social anxiety since I was in sixth grade, and transfered to a new school. I had friends from my old school with me...
    Aggyness Aggyness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2011

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    I Hate Leaving And I Don't Like People Coming Over Either.

    I used to be on the road all the time. I was never home. It was boring. Maybe this all has to do with getting older or that I have a lot of hobbies and interests that keep me occupied. All I know is that when I have to leave my house for anything I get this feeling of dread that...
    Dirtydux Dirtydux 31-35, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Since this is my first post I Im just going to say something about me.I suck at forms of human interaction in general. I spend my life hiding and immersed in books, writing, and...
    FallOutGirl123 FallOutGirl123 16-17, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I have social anxiety and my parents just don't understand. My mom asks me why I'd rather talk to people online and why all of my friends are pretty much online. It's hard...
    jalexiss jalexiss 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    social anxiety. yeah. i have it,
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    See I never took my social anxiety seriously. Like back in high school, I thought I was just an awkward person who lacks communication skills. But now that I'm in college, I...
    FabulousF FabulousF 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Sorry dunno what to say so I Ben to the doctors and found out that I do have social anxiety since I been 16 I have had it an it wasn't in till Xmas there that it was that bad cos...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    social anxiety. i have it.
    natalyaholy natalyaholy 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know what to do I knew I struggled talking to people but I never knew it was this bad. I have to wait for someone to talk to me first and if I hear a group of people...
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    13nanna 13nanna 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    it ruins my life it grew like roots down the ground like veins inside my flesh and im afraid i will have to live with it forever there was a time where i wasn't like this when...
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    My name is Michael, I'm a tall and skinny, bony guy who's a senior in high school. Let me just say, it's a real b*tch to know that you can't control your mind and body when it...
    ghostrefy ghostrefy 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    TheCutestDragon TheCutestDragon 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Feb 4

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    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    TanyaQiu TanyaQiu 70+, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    MrsCuteRN MrsCuteRN 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I literally hate how I can't talk to people. I can barely talk to my boyfriend . I'm so awkward and I get anxiety when someone says something to me .
    Meggypoo Meggypoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't like being in big groups or crowds unless I have someone to cling to. People have always thought I'm rude but really I just am not good at social stuff.
    freeisshe freeisshe 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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