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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    Can people with social anxiety just be friends with other people with social anxiety that would be great
    Theblackassassin Theblackassassin 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Along with social anxiety I also have major depression, which was initially triggered by the anxiety and I hate it when after a major depressive episode and I start feeling better...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I just wish people could understand what it's like (mainly my bf), and realize their yelling and ****** "just deal with it" advice doesn't help. Believe me I'd love to just "get...
    bbygrlashes bbygrlashes 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I use to think social anxiety was something that I would have to live with forever. I thought it was just simply fear of people. But what helped me was understanding that 1. Social...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I do, and it affects my entire life. But I have a method of dealing with it on the internet, whenever I feel nervous about a sentence I am writing, it always calms me down to put a...
    Melite Melite 16-17 Mar 9

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    hate my social anxiety. stops me from meeting people.. girls. jobs I'll be dishwasher because I don't have to deal with people much. but the anxiety still builds. so I don't leave...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 28

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    My daughter is getting married in less than two months, and I am very nervous about all of the father-of-the-bride responsibilities. Most of all, the hosting of the reception...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    My social anxiety is a huge pain in the *** but I think I'm sort of improving my social skills. Even online I'm worried if I'm boring someone, being annoying, or just sounding like...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 6

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    I thought I had social anxiety and depression but recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. BPD can be mistaken for depression and/or anxiety. I believe a lot more...
    hannahrobinson1993 hannahrobinson1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hey, I'm new to this site after googling social anxiety for hours I finally found this place lol. But yeah...new here, will be adding some stuff to the account so if you'd like to...
    United2008 United2008 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I'm having a rough day so I think I'll share how I feel and just kinda document what's going on in my head so I can get my thoughts straight and maybe someone will read this and be...
    LeChatCurieux LeChatCurieux 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Would love to be in a relationship but social anxiety and shyness won't let me
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I've suffered from social anxiety for years now. I've been trying my best to get over it, but because of it I have been unable to bring myself to get a job, or even start driving...
    Dustyroses Dustyroses 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I've had it since I was really little and high school is making it so much worse. I don't want 2 more years of high school. I don't want social anxiety. I feel like I can't get...
    SadLittleFlower SadLittleFlower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    For as long as I can remember, I have had social anxiety. I never let anyone know what's going on inside my head because I'm afraid of the reactions. Normally I never post things...
    charliethepuppetpall charliethepuppetpall 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I've come to the conclusion that I'm never gonna get a girlfriend until I deal with this social anxiety but it's gotten so bad lately I don't know if I can ever escape
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I feel like **** all the time. I feel inferior and act like I am guilty of something when I am around people. I wasn't born with any anxiety or phobia.I blame this world for my...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm afraid that my social anxiety will effect my don. I don't have zany female friends and don't know anybody with kids. Neither my siblings or my husbands' have kids so he has no...
    restartnow restartnow 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have social anxiety and I hate it but I can't change the way I act. What I hate is that I get EXTREMELY nervous around someone of the opposite gender. I can't even speak...
    infiniteJourney infiniteJourney 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In a way! I've Ben doing really well for myself following my breakup....but sometimes I catch myself thinking about him and often his friends approach me and ask what happened...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F Mar 18

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    why me? i cant take this anymore it really make me depress, i cant brush it off in my mind it really torments me . .i hate it i cant get over it. . i cant function socially. .i...
    crushingnails crushingnails 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    How do you explain to someone you keep canceling because of your social phobia? Or should you even mention it at all?
    trainwr3ck trainwr3ck 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    we talked to mom today.She criticised the partners I choose. I mean like the previous one was fine but was a bad guy, this one is not good-looking and it's unknown even if he's at...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate my anxiety, for example, everyday, I sit in school everyday I'm stressing over stupid petty things, like each class I worry over having to work w people, because all my...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I know that not all of the bits and pieces of anxiety are there, which is why I'm doubtful. I can have a conversation with people online or offline and do well. My thoughts on me...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M Mar 18

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    My youngest daughter came home from college this weekend and brought a new female friend with her to visit. I immediately became nervous and anxious at the thought of a stranger...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I can't remember when it started but I know that as I grow older it is getting worse. Everyday I go throw the motions trying to keep my face in a calm smile, but inside I am...
    Cogsy Cogsy 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    iam looking for someone to skype with.just to get comfortable with talking to strangers face to face.i think this will be a start to sociallizing better.im not just looking for...
    voyagetoheaven voyagetoheaven 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Even though I was a loner in middle school, it was never an issue till JrHigh. I didnt learn how to make like minded friends till highschool. Thankfully, by my junior/senior years...
    LivingToLearnLearningToLove LivingToLearnLearningToLove 22-25, M Mar 10

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    It's gotten worse too. It never used to be this bad, I was just simply, shy. Now I'm beyond that, people scare the **** out of me. I never go into stores anymore. Ever. Eating...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Does anyone else with anxiety have issues with people invading your personal space or with people you do not trust touching you?
    unreciprocated unreciprocated 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I just got married and moved to a new state all within a month. It was a lot of change for me and still is. I don't know anyone besides my husband and his friend here. It's been...
    ConflictedChickThoughts ConflictedChickThoughts 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just got out of the movies and had to go to Walmart and almost had an anxiety attack with all the different people crowding around me...
    Saya66 Saya66 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    why do people have to be so mean? why do they constantly have to belittle others and then act as if they're just being sensitive? i missed out on so many opportunities because i...
    Jennyyy96 Jennyyy96 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm 19 in the u.s had anxiety since age 8. I been very lonely and looking to talk to other people, maybe on the phone, Skype voice chat? Just to find someone to talk on a regular...
    zeak18 zeak18 18-21 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I don't even care about my social life anymore, you can talk to me if you want, but the conversation won't last more than 5 minutes.
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    This will probably seem really dumb to most people.. But, today, this girl named Jessica came up to hug me. Like always, I just walked away and scratched my head. My anxiety was...
    JustPassingIt JustPassingIt 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I literally have to mentally prepare myself to be around people. And then I can only do it for short periods of time. I used to be a social butterfly and the life of the party...
    vintagesoul87 vintagesoul87 26-30, F 7 Responses