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I Live With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Jul 22, 2014

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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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    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

    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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    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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    So yeah, I have had social anxiety

    for a long time and im trying to cope with it. Because of it, every part of my life have suffered. And still is. But little by little im trying to move from it. Ive found some ways to cope with it (for those who suffer, this is some advice): When I can feel a attack about to...
    NoSleepHere NoSleepHere 18-21, F Nov 25, 2015

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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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    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 16-17 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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    If I had to draw a picture of myself based off what I see in my mind … I would be a skinny, pale, introverted, "loser". Funny thing is is I work with the public and I...
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    Yeah..... I do, and it can make things difficult. Things you want to do. Things you have to do. I've been waiting for the quarterly meeting so I can meet other managers from my...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 19 hrs ago

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    I haven't had a good friend in almost 10 years. I just want someone to talk to and go out for lunch with and just hang out with. I'm not easy to get along with because I'm quiet...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    so today my englsih teacher asked me to read a paragraph of a paper we were a meringue questions on. I managed it but with a lot of difficulty, I don't know what happened but after...
    ThroughRoseGlasses ThroughRoseGlasses 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Are you perfectionist and do you think it's common among the people with social anxiety?
    SensitiveBarbarian SensitiveBarbarian 26-30, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Theres times where I can go days without verbally talking to someone, like not even say a word to anybody all day. Its not that I don't like anybody, it's just.. I don't really...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been looking for a group like this for a while. My wife suffers from chronic pain due to Chari Malformation and other issues in her back and neck. Chronic pain has been a part...
    scummins1964 scummins1964 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    **** OCPD ---> [OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER] <<<<<<...
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I live with autism and it's absolutely garbage. I've just gotten terrible social skills to the point where I feel I can barely function especially since I stay away from people...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Im so, so proud of myself! Today I had my college audition, and I had to wake up at 5am to get ready, (I didn't go to bed until 1am last night, so I'm running off not even 4 hours...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Waking up everday carrying this pain of social anxiety is ruining my life. I have days where im positive and optimistic, then I have days like...
    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's my friend's birthday tonight. I'm all ready to go out and drink with her family and friends. Then it hits me; I have never been to this bar, never met these people before...
    mlamla mlamla 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    my husband tells me that I don't understand it, I "don't get it"...everything he has to go through....but I do. I do get it, because although I don't endure physical pain I endure...
    jennymmay jennymmay 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    New ppl new places, never sure the right things to say. I usually come off as stupid or the person that says silly things that then they can pick on me with. Even my family does it...
    mlamla mlamla 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I struggle daily to keep myself feeling like a real person. I deal with nerve and disc damage to my back. I also suffer with severe hypothyroidism and now type2 diabetes. I try...
    JoJo725 JoJo725 51-55, F Feb 3

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    I hate when you hear someone say "Hi, how are you?" And you respond and it's awkward as is then you turn and see someone else standing there too and you don't know which of you the...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    There is this one guy in my class who I have worked with in some group projects (groups chosen by teacher), who I think really shares my humor and is really easy to talk to, but I...
    RiverMountain RiverMountain 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I hate doing presentations with people and solo. I legit wanna cry sometimes
    StrangeMusings StrangeMusings 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Today I had to do a group presentation in my french class. The group I was in had my friends in it so they knew about this issue I have and because it was a short presentation and...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I used to go to a gym class twice a week with my neighbour but I moved and she stopped going so I stopped too. I HATE going places alone. I feel like a clown with all eyes on me...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    So I have been in a relationship with an alcoholic off and on for almost 4 years. Off and on meaning we have broken up twice, once for 6 months and the other a month and a half...
    mkcherryholmes mkcherryholmes 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm just fed up with my family. My little sister got sucked in by drugs when she turned 18 and has been living like a ****, sleeping around, and acting like the victim with...
    Fealda Fealda 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Ive been off my anxiety medications for a month now, school is slowly killing me once more.
    Jess9798 Jess9798 16-17, F Feb 1

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    I can't stand when people use this as an excuse to avoid life by choice. Too many people claim social anxiety when, really, they're just lazy and don't want to have to do things...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm not sure if anyone feels or has felt this way too but I'm feel so anxious that I can't even express myself on social media in fear of what people will think of me. It seems...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    1. I Will Not Bow---Breaking Benjamin 2. F*** Machine--Mindless Self Indulgence 3. Sin with a Grin--Shinedown 4. Unity--shinedown 5. Jumper--Third Eye Blind 6.All The Things she...
    JuniperJunebug JuniperJunebug 26-30, F Jan 30

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    I Love Andrea Bocelli. He has an amazing voice and passion for music, life his family and friends. His latest album is wonderful. He sings in many languages and showcases some of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 30

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    I have no friends and I get really nervous in social situations where I start to shake uncontrollably, get light headed and sometimes swear. I feel that I am like this because I...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 30

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