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I Live With Social Anxiety

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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, 2014

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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...
    Krystean Krystean 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Being an adult sucks sometimes. It sucks even worse with social anxiety. Everybody prefers to just go to the fridge when you're hungry and see that your mom just stocked it. Now I...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I was around 8 when I was diagnosed with social anxiety, from a young age I've always been scared of crowds, being in front of people,put on the spot,embarrassing myself. No matter...
    musicforlife0321 musicforlife0321 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always been pretty shy but I just recently got diagnosed with social anxiety. I am now at the point where I don't even want to leave my house. Is there anything I can or...
    mandadelilah mandadelilah 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want to say that social anxiety is NOT "omg I like totally hate people I just want to sleep and eat and watch Netflix all the time!!!" Social anxiety is wanting so...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    In addition to recently starting therapy, I bought a book: "Overcoming Social Anxiety" The book recommends keeping a notebook and writing certain things down. I'm going to share...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M Jan 2

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    I have social anxiety and it's getting to much for me to handle anymore. I hate going to school, my grades suck and I barely have any friends anymore because i always blow everyone...
    hans167 hans167 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    In 2014 I have been fighting depression. Towards the end of the year I've been healing from it. But through the whole process I've developed social anxiety. I didn't realize how...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Not really social anxiety.. I am comfortable around others, I'm just not to keen on interacting. I feel right at home in large crowds and bars watching the ants at work in there...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M a week ago

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    Social anxiety runs my life. I can barley go out sometimes without feeling everyone looking at me and judging me. Then my family wants me to get a job. I know I need to but it's...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was not a normal teenager. I was terrified when I was forced to go to public places alone. Anytime I was told to go grocery shopping or buy lunch for myself, I got this feeling...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I think my social anxiety is weird, too me it is. People respond differently too social situations, so its all not exactly the same. But for me, it all depends on where i...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have extreme social anxiety and I feel like it's killing me. If I go to a restaurant like subway or anything, I won't eat.. Because that involves talking, I'm better about it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    This past week a friend of my host came to stay here, a seven day visit. I started feeling nervous for no apparent reason two days earlier, which I noticed because I was smoking...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I let him live with me is more like it. He was couch surfing for years prior to that. I ask for $100 bucks a week, so I don't feel like his sugar Momma. But I still feel that way...
    yppirt yppirt 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    It was finally pinpointed by my therapist in the 7th grade, that had social anxiety. It didn't really matter that much until freshman year when I started making new friends, and...
    Fallenangels444 Fallenangels444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    It's hard for me to talk about social anxiety because it brings back memories that I don't want to remember. I was bullied when I was younger. Verbally and emotionally bullied...
    Elleuree Elleuree 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    For as long as I can remember I've had social anxiety disorder. As a child i was labeled as being "shy" and that I would grow out of it. Growing up I never had any friends until we...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I get social anxiety when I have to mix with new groups of ple who are very different from me. I overthink the implications of what I say n what they think n basically insecure...
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    This is the fifth month I have been at my new job and social anxiety has made me suffer in every way at work. The other people who have joined the company in the same period have...
    littlemacintosh littlemacintosh 22-25, F Jan 8

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    Inside my head, I can think fluently and explain things deeply to myself. Inside my head I feel confident, and depending on the situation I feel intelligent. However when it comes...
    loishola loishola 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I honestly get lonely and want to talk to people but then again I don't want to talk to people because I have social anxiety so yeah I wanna talk to people and meet one amazing...
    Roxxie16 Roxxie16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    More of what I have learned... This comes from my recent therapy session as well as what I have learned from the following book: (I highly recommend it!) "Overcoming Social Anxiety...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M Jan 13

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    Having social anxiety has hindered me in so many ways. I hate myself for not even being able to order my own food at restaurants.
    HurricaneAshlyn HurricaneAshlyn 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My mom says since I found out I have another chronic illness in additon to MS, I've became too emotional. She said (on Christmas Day) it's almost impossible for her to handle it...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Dec 26, 2014

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    I watch YouTube all the time, and other stuff like anime. Awesomeness lives in my laptop. Can't live without it.
    XxFirepawsxX XxFirepawsxX 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I apologize in advance because I know this will be a long post. My fiancé and I have been together for a little over a year,she was diagnosed with bipolar1 with psychotic features...
    Suzuki437 Suzuki437 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Even tho she is stubborn and pessimistic as hell, I cannot live without her.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    You think you can't live without someone or something. And then you realize, yes you can. Sorry if this is negative.. Just had to share it.
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Could never live without music in my life....it's the only thing tht gets me by right now
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I live with 3 roommates two married gay men and a straight woman who is my ex gf's ex gf if you get that I'm kinda the only straight male or female in my house in a way it's kinda...
    CuteLoverboyJRU CuteLoverboyJRU 18-21, M Jan 10

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    If I had to live without Jason Aldean's music I don't know what I'd do.
    arestlesssoul arestlesssoul 22-25, F Jan 12

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    The twenty-second day of January is the worst date on the calendar for me. It is the day that my older brother took his own life and forever changed mine. It was the New Year’s...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It would be so cool and dream come true to have a honor to live with my kind
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I feel really, really frusterated. I HATE feeling like a victim to my emotions like this but when something over takes you so much it can be SO hard to not loathe yourself. When...
    Virgo1929 Virgo1929 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Mine isn't as bad as some. I can go out and things but I always have this fear or anxiety of having an anxiety attack. I can talk to new people and sometimes it goes okay other...
    VdbMichelle VdbMichelle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2