I Hate Having Social Anxiety But Dont Know How To Change

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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 anxiety is extreme fear of rejection. Any time we share space with (just sitting next to each other for example) or share an experience with...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    No Friends.

    I now have no friends at all. I avoid people because of the panic attacks I get. When I try to make an effort to overcome it I always end up regretting it because I make myself look like a fool and nobody wants to know me and the few people who I have made a close bond with...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    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 classes LOVE working in groups (Cuz mostly they're too stupid to figure our the answer on their own and mostly talk to one another...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 17, 2015

    I've been dating this guy

    for a few months now and last night he fingered me for the first time and I'm really worried incase people find out and judge me
    taylorjamesx taylorjamesx
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014

    I have a couple close friends

    that make jokes how I never pick up there calls or that I avoid them but I'm glad they put up with me. I hate hanging out in big groups or going out to eat. If you get a bad anxiety feeling in a situation, Drs say to stay in a situation that makes you uncomfortable until it gos...
    crookedjay crookedjay
    31-35, M
    May 18, 2014

    I get anxious whenever I'm in a one on one

    conversation because I feel like I'm the one who has to keep the conversation running, especially with girls. One of the nice people here told me just to stop thinking about what I'll say next and just listen closely, but not too hard. I think that's my problem. Hope it works...
    rickyj1942 rickyj1942
    18-21, M
    May 18, 2014
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