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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Shyshy

    i think im very shy...and i know i am very depressed, all i do is walk around, with my head to the floor, thinking about how i will or how i would want to die, the very few friends i have barely want to talk to me anymore, i feel like i just bring everyone down around me. i...
    Dragonites Dragonites 18-21, M 8 Responses May 3, 2010

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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.ย ย ย 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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    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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    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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    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Sep 19

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    Haven't seen or felt it in such a long time. But now it's starting to creep back up again. I need it to go away. And the one person I desperately need who kept it away isn't here...
    JackSkerington JackSkerington 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Can't eat. Whatever I just ate feels like it won't be there much longer. Please don't let me lose weight like this. I've done it before.
    JackSkerington JackSkerington 18-21, M Sep 8

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    One of the worst combinations
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I want to talk naughty ๐Ÿ˜ message me !!!
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    I feel so useless. I just graduated in India as a dentist, and came here, failed my boards once and passed them, failed a year in India, just failing everywhere in general. I feel...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    So on Wednesday , 17th of September one of my darling friends took his own life. I feel as if i can't ever have a good day without something horrible ruining it , im going to miss...
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I feel like am an idiot , deep inside I want my husband to get rid of our old car where he bought without me knowing, and it was our first little family car but he ended up taking...
    Babejuks Babejuks 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I have the house to myself until tomorrow night. Time to spend the rest a the day completely naked. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
    pmo77 pmo77 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    You see, this may sound stupid because I'm very young but I feel like if I don't say this I will keep thinking it over and over and just get more stressed. I am fourteen and I...
    ValeriyaIvanov ValeriyaIvanov 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I am 38 year old single i am feeling depressed since my childhood. Now everyday of my is more depressed and i am looking as end of life. Each night i am taking sleeping pills and...
    amarindersingh amarindersingh 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 10

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    I always wonder why thing have to be so hard for me, well of course I would not compare to anyone else. Just feel like to wrote something to express my feeling these years. Can...
    Steve2186 Steve2186 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    I really need help. I'm feeling depressed :( and I'm very alone right now because I feel no one cares to talk or to even listen to me . I try my best to care for everybody but...
    helpmeplease10 helpmeplease10 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I always feel depressed. but lately I've really been feeling sad. It feels like I'm losing my mind. I cant think straight. it feels likr everyone is against me. I'm not getting...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    My shyness shall be my downfall as well as why I got so fat ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. I got depressed when I couldn't make a connection so I would eat but now I am working on losing weight...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I love someone, he was once my close friend, we sometimes spend our times together, swimming, bicycling, and many more. Everytime i looked at his face, i just want to say, i love...
    Freimm Freimm 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I always thought that I am an unemotional person who doesn't get too sad or depressed with whatever happens. But, recently all this changed with an incident where I hurt a person...
    AGuyTurnedOptimist AGuyTurnedOptimist 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 16

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    ...but I'm not anymore. Just a year back, I was so badly depressed. I thought it would be the end of my life: actually, I didn't even look forward to any life. I thought there was...
    sunflowerheaven sunflowerheaven 18-21, F Sep 19

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    Depression is complicated. Like your sad but you have no real reason for it. I have reasons but there excuses. Because in the end I'm not sad because of things happening to me. I'm...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    Am i depressed? I don't know when someone is diagnosed as depressed but i think i am. I have felt like this for maybe 2 years; always feeling tired and sad. I like to be alone...
    leaskyy leaskyy 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    There's a battle going on inside me that no one can see. Two forces are fighting for power and control, they are gripping every part of me. How can i be happy, when I am in total...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Blergh, this just gets worse. Been so I'll lately, dramatic temperature changes either too hot or too cold never warm. Don't have that much energy to run these days even though...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Please forgive me if this post is extraordinarily long. I'm well aware that anyone out there shouldn't be asked to sit through this, but I would really appreciate it if someone did...
    jojo2450 jojo2450 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Feeling particularly depressed today. Went through some stuff, cleaning and getting rid of stuff, but still not used to being alone. Definitely feeling blue. not sure what to do...
    widower2014 widower2014 41-45, M Sep 5

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    Shyness is a cat. This crushed for another cat she saw. Shyness tryd to be friends with the other cat. Confidence. Shyness and and confidence fought to the death. In humans eyes it...
    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Hi, I'm a 29 year woman who has been depressed since I was 12 for many reasons, the main is that I'm ugly. I live and 3rd world country that I hate, I had many family problems...
    MinekoChan MinekoChan 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    I am not on EP to express my depressing feelings. I am on EP to find people like me to see that I'm not alone in what I'm feeling. I am NOT suicidal and I am NOT depressed. Ain't...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    The worst day of school I've had all year so far. Had a complete gasping for breath ugly crying panic attack in front of my old teacher who held my hand. He sat with me for a bit...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Sep 12

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    I have days where I have ups and downs or just occurrences that make me depressed. It just really depends on the situation but most of the time I am usually happy or just have...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    i can't believe i'm deeply depressed again... i guess i was just holding my depressed feelings down so now they're stronger, 0 days clean... again...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    i just feel so depressed lately and i am getting suicidel thoughts, sometimes i think i am not good enough to live in this world, but other times i feel great i love helping others...
    shania295 shania295 18-21, F Sep 18

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    I'm a senior In High school, I have been going through a lot of stress lately . I just don't know what to do anymore.... My life right now is making me become depressed lately. I'm...
    livinglife27 livinglife27 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 35 and have never had a boyfriend. Besides being shy as a kid and adult I have had serious trust issues stemming from my childhood.
    2fly1079 2fly1079 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Ever since I hit puberty (about 13 years ago) I've become very quiet and introverted. When I was a kid, I had no trouble making friends or reading aloud. I was the class clown...
    TheBotanist TheBotanist 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." โ€”Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F