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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response 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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    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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    Can people with social anxiety just be friends with other people with social anxiety that would be great
    Theblackassassin Theblackassassin 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Ok so I do suffer from social anxiety and I had to literally just let some coworkers know that they needed to fall back a bit because I've always been scared to stand up for myself...
    imissdnce imissdnce 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Along with social anxiety I also have major depression, which was initially triggered by the anxiety and I hate it when after a major depressive episode and I start feeling better...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I just wish people could understand what it's like (mainly my bf), and realize their yelling and ****** "just deal with it" advice doesn't help. Believe me I'd love to just "get...
    bbygrlashes bbygrlashes 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    My daughter is getting married in less than two months, and I am very nervous about all of the father-of-the-bride responsibilities. Most of all, the hosting of the reception...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    My social anxiety is a huge pain in the *** but I think I'm sort of improving my social skills. Even online I'm worried if I'm boring someone, being annoying, or just sounding like...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 6

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    I thought I had social anxiety and depression but recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. BPD can be mistaken for depression and/or anxiety. I believe a lot more...
    hannahrobinson1993 hannahrobinson1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'm having a rough day so I think I'll share how I feel and just kinda document what's going on in my head so I can get my thoughts straight and maybe someone will read this and be...
    LeChatCurieux LeChatCurieux 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Would love to be in a relationship but social anxiety and shyness won't let me
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I've suffered from social anxiety for years now. I've been trying my best to get over it, but because of it I have been unable to bring myself to get a job, or even start driving...
    Dustyroses Dustyroses 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I've had it since I was really little and high school is making it so much worse. I don't want 2 more years of high school. I don't want social anxiety. I feel like I can't get...
    SadLittleFlower SadLittleFlower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    For as long as I can remember, I have had social anxiety. I never let anyone know what's going on inside my head because I'm afraid of the reactions. Normally I never post things...
    charliethepuppetpall charliethepuppetpall 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I've come to the conclusion that I'm never gonna get a girlfriend until I deal with this social anxiety but it's gotten so bad lately I don't know if I can ever escape
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I feel like **** all the time. I feel inferior and act like I am guilty of something when I am around people. I wasn't born with any anxiety or phobia.I blame this world for my...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm afraid that my social anxiety will effect my don. I don't have zany female friends and don't know anybody with kids. Neither my siblings or my husbands' have kids so he has no...
    restartnow restartnow 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have social anxiety and I hate it but I can't change the way I act. What I hate is that I get EXTREMELY nervous around someone of the opposite gender. I can't even speak...
    infiniteJourney infiniteJourney 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A frequent thing to say around here. Mostly about women from a mans perspective. "Pff... women. Cant live with them, cant live without them" :D But it is probably also said by...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 10

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    I have lived with someone now for 8 years, I am not sure why i have stayed , well maybe that is not entirely true, at this point I stay because I have basically worked worked for...
    CJrand CJrand 46-50, F Mar 21

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    There are millions of past choices which could be considered for change if possible to do so, yet changing anyone of them could change the here and now. So I'll choose today along...
    squid4u squid4u 41-45, M Mar 16

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    I lost my best friend ......and can't live without her so now what do I do
    brookebam brookebam 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I used to think that I couldn't live with my best friends. But then we all lost each other, and we're still alive. :D and I'm probably better off without them, honestly.
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Mar 20

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    It's painful to see the one you love, love someone else but it's even worse when you can't live without that person so you stick around and just get hurt over and over again. No...
    JustMarvellous123 JustMarvellous123 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't remember when it started but I know that as I grow older it is getting worse. Everyday I go throw the motions trying to keep my face in a calm smile, but inside I am...
    Cogsy Cogsy 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    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...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I know that not all of the bits and pieces of anxiety are there, which is why I'm doubtful. I can have a conversation with people online or offline and do well. My thoughts on me...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M Mar 18

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    My youngest daughter came home from college this weekend and brought a new female friend with her to visit. I immediately became nervous and anxious at the thought of a stranger...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Even though I was a loner in middle school, it was never an issue till JrHigh. I didnt learn how to make like minded friends till highschool. Thankfully, by my junior/senior years...
    LivingToLearnLearningToLove LivingToLearnLearningToLove 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Just random rambles... I've spent so much time hiding, that I've disappeared off the map. I've erased my presence completely. But I don't mind. I'd be nervous if I was remembered...
    xagainstthecurrentx xagainstthecurrentx 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    It's gotten worse too. It never used to be this bad, I was just simply, shy. Now I'm beyond that, people scare the **** out of me. I never go into stores anymore. Ever. Eating...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12