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I Live With Social Anxiety

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    Youre Not Alone

    iam am happy to say i am having a great day..but is there anyone out there with social anxiety?deppression,need someoone to talk to?anyone???...i have social ANXIETY?? and depression??,its soo hard to deal with,..we need to think positive and learn to love life,,iam here to be ur...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F Mar 30, 2012

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    I'm in college and I'm having a hard time with

    everything honestly because I keep becoming more and more socially aviodant. My aviodant behavior has always worried me but now it's really taking a toll on my grades. I have missed meetings and classes and postponed appointment with teachers. I couldn't go I dreaded being there...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    If Nothing Changed There Would Be No Butterflys

    iam am happy to say i am having a great day..but is there anyone out there with social anxiety?deppression,need someoone to talk to?anyone???...i have social ANXIETY?? and depression??,its soo hard to deal with,..we need to think positive and learn to love life,,iam here to be...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F Mar 30, 2012

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    throughout my life, i knew i had been different from the other kids at school, while everyone was yelling accross the classroom having a good time...i was sitting in my desk hoping no one would say anything to me. everyone always told me i was quiet, and some made fun of me for...
    hmm789 hmm789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    Disappointed Myself Again...

    I’m new here so I’ll add a little back story for anyone who’s interested. I apologize for the length and bad writing but I just need to get this off my chest. Okay, so I’m 25 and I’ve never been in a “proper” relationship. I’m not the kind of person who socializes...
    ayellowballoon ayellowballoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Nobody Joined My Study Group

    It's a shameful story but half of it is also my fault. From the beginning, as one of a student in my class, i seem unreachable and not being open to another student. They still think I'm their friends, but there's a brick wall stands between me and them. The problem is, i don't...
    niebell niebell 18-21 Dec 27, 2011

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    I Deserve To Be Happy

    i dont know why i care so much what people think,i know iam pretty and a very nice person,but why do try so hard for peope to like me,iam gonna start being a positive person,iam so nervous b,c my sisters wedding is coming up and i go to rehab on the17,ive been sober for almost 3...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    im going shopping tomorrow

    and of course im up late thinking about it I can never come home with the things I want I always come home empty handed. this is what happens while shopping. i get there and wonder if I look okay looking to see if people are looking if they are I get very uncomfortable and begin...
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Jul 22

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    throughout my life, i knew i had been different from the other kids at school, while everyone was yelling accross the classroom having a good time...i was sitting in my desk hoping no one would say anything to me. everyone always told me i was quiet, and some made fun of me for...
    hmm789 hmm789 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    Hi every one. i have major social anxiety going on. I cant even step out my door without freaking out. I hate going to stores. Even the rides going anywhere really freaks me out. i have to seriously mentally prepare myself just to step out side. I have a two year old that like...
    heca heca 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    It'S Only Me Time!

    I'm an introvert, shy, weird, quiet at school. most people talk behind my back on how much I'm too shy or too quiet. I relate to this experience I read a few minutes ago. "Yeah I'm quiet and shy all the time, you got a problem with that. It does not make me a loser". I meet...
    maddymadamz maddymadamz 13-15 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Kicks In As Soon As I Walk Out the Door of My Home

    Every time I unlock my door, anxiety flares up, & I feel stupid. @ 1st, I used to be outgoing, but after so many yrs. of humiliation & abuse, now, I try to stay in my shell as much as possible & try to avoid human contact. Seriously! Someone ALWAYS gotta say...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    The main problem with social anxiety is a lack of connectivity with emotions, which leads to the inability to formulate a firm set of beliefs and consequently the inability to act...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am currently seeking therapy for it. It's strange to say that I have social anxiety because I am a private person, and I enjoy spending time by myself. However, there are times I...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M Sep 14

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    Can someone who has been diagnosed with social anxiety please message me. I have a lot of questions.
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I just looked up today the mental disability "social anxiety," or "social phobia," and after seeing many symptoms that match mine, i went on to take an online test to see how...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have online social anxiety. Honestly, talking is easy for me, I can do it for hours (though some people might get bored and weirded out by me), but when I'm online, my SA makes...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Sep 5

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    I have lived with a disability since birth (1980) in one form or another (Hydrocephalus, Hemiplegia (single side semi paralysis) which falls under the Cerebral Palsy umbrella...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Social anxiety showed up in me about 10 and since then it has made my life living hell, I can't talk to anyone without my face going completely red and getting embarrassed. Looking...
    Rachsong348 Rachsong348 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Yup I have social anxiety. I'd shake when I'm out of my element and seem like I'm being judged. I'm a very awkward person and I feel like I'm going to end up doing something...
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well, having read some other people's stories, I feel stupid even suggesting that I have social anxiety. I mean, I can leave my house and everything. I manage to go to school. I...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 2 Responses Sep 12

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    hello, i have been suffering from social anxiety for a few years. and it's now at it's worst. my SA is a result of a combination of my quiet shy personality and my fear of walking...
    vitotheclutchhand vitotheclutchhand 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I hate having social anxiety, I feel like there's something wrong with me..
    sunnysideupp sunnysideupp 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I was volunteered to help today at a church function without my knowledge or permission, so I decided to not go. Partly because I was afraid and partly because I was pissed that...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I live with MS and I've never really had to deal with serious illness before. I'm also in the process of being tested for Anemia. It is quite stressful to just get on with my life...
    Beyala Beyala 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Yep, I live with my mum....I'm unemployed and it's so difficult to find a job. I'm on welfare and buy my own food and when I have spare money I give that to my mum as a bit of rent...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I'm surprised there are not more posts here. I don't STILL live with my parents. I've been living on my own for 10 years and a life crisis has forced me to move in with my father...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    My dad wants to live with me and my family even tough he cheated on my mom but I know he only came back like always for sex because his girlfriend always kicks him out of his house...
    imsohotbitches imsohotbitches 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I keep feeling an irregular level of anxiety whenever people don't reply my texts right away. I start to think I've said the wrong thing, and then I try to reason with myself with...
    lonelyavenger lonelyavenger 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always been extremely worried about what others think of me and how I come across, and the more I do so, the more I'll appear socially inept, which in turn drives my anxieties...
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    (all names have been changed from real names) When I was younger I never had social problems, I loved talking to everyone and being around people, but when I got into school...
    XandraElise XandraElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Totally passed my comfort zone tonight. We had a school hockey game, our college against our rival university. Didn't know anyone going, showed up and sat with some people that...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Walking home from school today, I had an anxiety attack. I've been having this a lot lately, but this one was one of the worst. I was walking with my best friend and his little...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I'm pretty sure I know how I got my anxiety. I used to get bullied really badly throughout elementary. Now I am totally shy with new people. I'm scared of them. I can't even go...
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I seem rude at times, & I seem so anti-social. It sucks bc Im really a nice person and i love people and my goal is to lift spirits, and if i could talk to you I would. Im pretty...
    eeeosborne eeeosborne 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    It's my first week of college. I'm starting from ground zero; my high-school friends aren't around to save me anymore. I never realized how hard it is to freaking talk to people...
    ihugcats ihugcats 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I can't go into places with a large amount of people without feeling on edge and anxious. Let alone be myself.
    mikewmc2011 mikewmc2011 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    It's easier for me to be around others in small groups but is still difficult. I struggle with being in large groups or being around lots of people. It's so difficult! UUUUGHggGHHH...
    vertexsix vertexsix 22-25, M Aug 30

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    I don't like being around people that much so instead of going and hanging out with people, I hooked up the wii and bought a new controller and a hunting game and call of duty...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F Sep 1

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    It's difficult to make friends. I am mostly alone. When I'm in a crowd I feel nervous and I start to panic, I look fine on the outside, but in the inside I'm having a panic attack...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    It's very hard for me to make friends. I would've been comfortable and happy around my friends at my old school, but my mom's bf had to come around & convince her to move. You...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Sep 14

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    I hate that I have SA. It controls my whole life. I never want to leave my room. I was forced to go to school yet I hid in the back of classrooms basically shaking. I could never...
    Lovemydogs612 Lovemydogs612 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I have a really hard time with intimacy. I know I'm not a bad looking guy but I'm terribly shy around girls. I hide it by joking all the time but I really struggle with sharing...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Went to visit a university with my mom, and arrived 45 mins early, instead of exploring the campus, I wanted to drive around in order to avoid having to be close too so many of the...
    FallingRaindrops FallingRaindrops 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    ****, I'm such an idiot :( I can never have a conversation with anyone (especially girls) without getting nervous and ******* up............only to appear weird to the other...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And this week I went to the bank and got a loan with my husband to help put him through school. He doesn't know how to do these types of things, so I had to take the lead. I was...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 2 days ago

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    Is there any winning to this? I don't understand sometimes, It's like when I'm alone I'm feel like I'm one of the smartest and prettiest girls, but when I'm in public I start...
    alwayswatchingu alwayswatchingu 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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