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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    ive struggled with social anxiety for a while now.I rarely leave my house or interact with people because if I do I know ill break down even though I really want to.I feel so...
    inthisdayinage inthisdayinage 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I don't understand why people with social anxiety have to present stuff in class
    s31fharm3r s31fharm3r 13-15, F 12 Responses Nov 11

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    Short poem I wrote recently.. Thumb war with social anxiety. My open palms trustingly push the dust ridden, french shutters from ajar to open. Tantalizing gusts of winter...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I mostly stick to myself because going out and trying to be social, well, always ends badly. I have social anxiety. I hate it but live with it. I freak out when I meet people. I...
    southerngirl15 southerngirl15 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So yeah, I have social anxiety. It began way back a year and a half ago, where I started to realise that if I was on my own around a large group of people, I would begin to start...
    GamerGrimace21 GamerGrimace21 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I have social anxiety since I was a teenager and I came to know that I have that disorder only at the age of 26. So, that disorder made me pretty much friendless and now I want to...
    cdef12 cdef12 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Other people don't get it. They don't understand that it just isn't that easy. They don't understand why I don't like to go to crowded places or why I avoid social situations. They...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I'm up to week 6 of a 12 week social anxiety course. Each session is 2 hours. I am noticing some improvements already. But I wouldn't recommend doing this kind of therapy until you...
    lisadee87 lisadee87 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I feel like every year my SA gets a little bit worse than the previous year. Right now i feel like i have hit rock bottom. I can't start or maintain a conversation, I can make any...
    snowtwhite snowtwhite 22-25 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I have really bad Social Anxiety. Once i was in class and my teacher told me to present infront of the class and i started shaking and I had a metal break down and fainted..
    Melissa072302 Melissa072302 13-15, F 9 Responses Oct 28

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    Its so bad, my social anxiety is crippling me.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I realized that I had social anxiety my freshman year of highschool. I've struggled with it for a long time and I still do. I am now 17, junior, and the more I think about my...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I've had social anxiety for almost as long as I can remember. It's exhausting going through the day always trying to be on, trying to feign normalcy. And it never seems like enough...
    wovenlife wovenlife 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    i am 27. guy from india. social anxiety is hitting me very hard these days. i've told my parents what i've been going through lately. but i guess they dont seem to understand. they...
    maubunt maubunt 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I have social anxiety! And it has increased over the years. I have always been uncomfortable in gatherings but did not know until last week that this is what it was. I could not...
    LaraLuulu LaraLuulu 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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    I've had social anxiety for as long as I can remember. Its the worst when I have to talk to someone I don't know or I have to confront someone I'm close to about something, whether...
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F Nov 12

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    I have major social anxiety and its hell!
    SuicideMascara SuicideMascara 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I feel like nobody else understands how I feel, my social anxiety has gotten so bad that I can't even be around my family... My mom just calls me disrespectful because I always...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm almost 30, I think. I've lost count on my age and I don't bother checking. I don't have any friends. Never had a girlfriend, oh and I still live with my parents. Over the...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 5

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    hey, im new to this but I need some help about what I have and how to live with it. Any help?
    holleyma holleyma 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    Seems all I seem to get is bad news on mine! I'd HAPPILY live without it!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    Here's another 10 that I absolutely can't live without.. 1. Beat your heart out by the Distillers. 2. Santa Monica by Everclear. 3. Promise by Eve6 4. Semi charmed life by third...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F Nov 8

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    I have lived with my boyfriend for 6 months and he has gotten drunk every single night. Its not like he violent or anything but I know when days are really bad at work he will pick...
    Confused836 Confused836 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 12

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    I just discovered two days ago. 6 years after we started to see each other, he spat the words, angrily. It was like he hated saying it. Like it was a secret, his dirty little...
    AyanasSight AyanasSight 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    My husband of 13 yrs has been living with chronic pain (testicular) for over 4 years now. The cause is due to a nerve disease. He's always been hilarious, the life of the party...
    watershed watershed 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If I could change my mind I'd do it in a heartbeat. Locked up in a cage till I come home, my comments never reach the finishing dot. My heads filled with anxiety, all because of...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    And driving anxiety. Not to mention when the lights Go out. I'm all alone. I have anxiety of being alone. I have anxiety.
    Sierrasmith Sierrasmith 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I finally beat it and feel SO FREE! I'd tried everything: counselling, prescription meds, behaviour therapy, visualization. Read all the books and did all the activities. Nothing...
    crochet4fun crochet4fun 31-35, F Nov 15

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    I have realized the more I pretend to be ok, never really resolving my issues, never talking things out, stressing and crying when no one is looking no longer just affects me...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Nov 11

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    When I'm feeling socially anxious, which isn't too often, I feel it's often in response to some perceived threat or competition. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I often find...
    mrdane415 mrdane415 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I was in denial for a long time. I spent my weekends cleaning my apartment and digressing about my life staring up at the stars on my ceiling. I'd live vicariously through the...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    . Sometimes I feel. Everything seems ultimately pointless, I feel worthless - like nobody cares about me and I don't give a **** about myself. I am happy sometimes, but i always...
    1heart2beat 1heart2beat 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    i hate it so much. i suffer from this, general anxiety and depression. my biggest fear is that its already effecting my new job in retail. each time i get yelled at i feel like a...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    My to do list Try overcome anxiety and depression Try do more things with my 4 children because I am the only one. Try fix things around the house Try work more to pay the bills...
    paikeathecat paikeathecat 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5