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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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    Battling Shyness

     Hi! I'm a 20 year old girl who has been shy pretty much my whole life. I'm so sick and tired of it that i've now decided to start to change. Obviously i know its not going to be easy at all. I've feel like i've tried so many time before to not be shy but i always fail...
    Laila1324 Laila1324 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    So Hard To Explain

    I was a shy child... and very nervous then I learnt to cover it up ... but during my teens and twenties it got worse and worse. I couldn;t mix with men and was getting panic attacks around men... its laughable now but even still I get nervous in the classroom or around men... it...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 20, 2011

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    It's Never Going to End, So Just Learn to Accept.

    I've suffered from shyness and depression my entire life.  I don't really know how to communicate with people verbally, so I write.  There are things that I want to say to people, people I want to be friends with and discussions I want to join, but I have this inherent...
    devilgrrl devilgrrl 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    High School + Depression= *sigh*

    well..my lack of social life has brought me here...i hate everything in my life right now..nothing ever goes my way [ yes i know typical depressed dialogue] i dont know what im gonna do if i dont start mking friends..well i have friends but what good is having friends if u cant...
    EaSiLYBR0KeN EaSiLYBR0KeN 13-15, F Oct 1, 2010

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    How Do I Get Over It? R

     I just been really depressed lately. I have even thought about jumping in front of cars, hurting myself. I don't know how to not feel this way. How do i get over this feeling? Will it ever go away? I am also a very shy person so i wont tell anyone how i feel. 
    Dancer6 Dancer6 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    I Am Shy

    I personally have been very shy and quiet for as long as I can remember. I remember it becoming a real problem when I entered middle and highschool. I hardly had any friends in school and I was a big loner. I remember i could go all day without saying a word when I was in school...
    vinnyblade57 vinnyblade57 22-25, T 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Shy.. Or Am I?

    I am very shy at school, and feel the constant need to hide away from people. I'm quiet and non-social, but I really dont care. Because it's all an act; at school I'm that girl who sits silently by her friends and does her work, but as soon as I'm out of those gates I'm (most...
    nothingtogive nothingtogive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Very Shy and Depressed

    Like many others in this community, I feel very shy and also depressed. I am not always like this but it is getting worst.  It has affected me with my friends a lot. They have seen the change and they are started to worry or reject me. It is not the first time that this...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F Sep 22, 2009

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    No Friends

    I've never had any friends I'm just so shy I find it so hard to speek to people its like I just freez.   I have no social skills and i'm always so scard that i'll say the wrong thing and offend someone by mistake.whenever I am in a social situation i fill like a fish out of...
    katemum katemum 26-30 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    I Hate Being So Shy

    I feel so frustrated at myself, no matter what i do always ripples back to me negatively.... i was'nt always so shy and withdrawn when i was really little and it becomes very tough at work, when some one says something and puts me down i get horribly tied in knots... other...
    crimsongoddess crimsongoddess 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    I've been randomly feeling depressed since I was in the third grade. At least that's the earliest that I can remember, and remember vividly. I locked myself in my room and put a...
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    i'm depressed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaKlUPYk5dA
    emre3211 emre3211 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I don't like to pity myself, but I need to vent. About 7 months ago, I became bestfriends with a girl and we got super close. Now, we never talk and the only person I have is my...
    brookledsome brookledsome 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    My weekend is ruined, my only joy, now i am depressed.
    Nobunaga88 Nobunaga88 26-30, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have always been shy. I was a lot more shy in the past then I am now, but i'm still quite shy. I always thought being shy was a bad thing, but I finally realized it's not that...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I never have any energy. I'm like a zombie. I feel lifeless. I basically live in my bed and have for 6 - 7 years. It's hard for me to do small and necessary tasks. My motivation is...
    cutemuffin524 cutemuffin524 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    oke so i guess its time 2 post some stories so eh i was kinda always depressed already since i was young it started when my parents divorced i had to live with my mom that i hate...
    Mirasel Mirasel 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Well, basically I decided I need to write. Plain and simple.. So write away I will... I guess some where along the journey I lost sight of the fact that for the longest time I...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    So my feelings sort of made me "burst" tonight...and I wish I could hit rewind. I was so exhausted and worn out by everyone and was feeling pretty depressed today. I received a...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F Jan 29

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    I'm suffering from mild depression. I realized that we are almost dating for 2 months and by now, in my previous relationships or with people i've talked to, something would go...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I've just recently come to terms with being depressed. I didn't feel I was. Depressed was for people who were sad, upset, hated themselves, cut themselves, thought about suicide...
    Haerodiel Haerodiel 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I rarely make eye contact with people when I talk. I usually look at a wall or at my lap because that's less nerve-wracking, but it sure is more awkward for them. I'm really shy...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Today was my 17th birthday and just like last year, I did nothing on my bday, I was sad I didn't hangout with anyone and I was home with my family. I got presents and I'm grateful...
    itscarolina27 itscarolina27 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I've been feeling incredibly depressed as of late, I realize everyone around me is experiencing some sort of connection with another person. And I can't do that because I have such...
    ChasingLions ChasingLions 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am definitely suffering. Severe depression is like being in hell on earth. It's like crawling through the abyss in reverse. The pain, the anxiety and the feeling of...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F Feb 5

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    Have you ever had a friend that was depressed? Have you ever helped anyone that seriously needed help? And i dont mean because they failed an exam or broke up with their boyfriend...
    KatherineSnow KatherineSnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. I have a chronic illness, I've messed up and now I can't go to my dad's, and my grandma is dying. My friends and I aren't close...
    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I am feeling so pissed right now. I just want to hurt someone. Just to see them in pain. Wailing at my mercy that's running thin. I need to see a struggle and hear a cry. If I can...
    Lifesucksx10 Lifesucksx10 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    No I don't think I'm depressed. I'm just feeling down. So I write. This is the only place I can express. She told me not to blame others. So I blame myself. It's not others who are...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F a week ago

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    So many people keep telling depressed people the same thing over and over and over "Depression is a disease, you can get over it". Like who the hell do you think you are telling...
    Vivrexlxamourxrire Vivrexlxamourxrire 22-25 5 days ago

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    I feel emotionally swamped today...everything is an effort.. feeling happy, sad, nervous, depressed. The thought of having to interact with other people, to any degree makes me...
    noxeous noxeous 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    feeling bored at work its been an exhausting day
    lizSMN lizSMN 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I've just visited our coffee shop, the place we used to meet. Where we would sit holding hands under the table, legs touching. You talking to me like I'm a real person, someone...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    i am doing an msc. its really tough, i have a lot of deadlines. in my undergrad i used to be the best, always caring about the grade, now i just want to make it up to the finish...
    thisonetime13 thisonetime13 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am shy.I can't have eyes contact with people when i talk to them. I am even more shy when i am around the person i am attracted to.I remember i was attracted to a lady at the...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I get told I'm weird.. And if I speak in class because the teacher asks a question.. I shrug because everyone is looking at me for a result to their quiz.. "Quite shy" doesn't fit...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Currently, I'm studying at university - and everyone says how its a great opportunity to get to know people. But at first I come across as really shy, no matter how confident I try...
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Just warning, this might get slightly long. So, I am a 13 year old girl. (Please don't judge me by my age). I have always been kind of "boyish" or however you want to call it. I...
    Wildheart919 Wildheart919 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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