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I Live With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I never had a problem with social anxiety until recently. I guess I've always tended to shy away from social situations if I could but it wasn't what I'd call "anxiety". But a few...
    miteinen miteinen 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I have social anxiety and I'm going to live on my own for the 1st time.I lived with my mom my whole life and now she's moving with her boyfriend and is telling me that I'm going to...
    isaiahZ isaiahZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I'm 19 suffering from social anxiety,I currently work and it has gotten better , but it's still there.I am looking for people to talk to,maybe be friends ? I get pretty lonely. If...
    zeak18 zeak18 18-21 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I hate people. its better to be alone. chat online. people expect to much from you. I like it this way. I'm grateful for my social anxiety. people should stop messaging me saying...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    I had social anxiety until I took shrooms
    MooreVandervale MooreVandervale 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Having social anxiety really sucks iv had it my hole life and still fighting it everyday I'm on meds they don't help I always got to change them it's hard to get a job cuz u can't...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have had social anxiety for awhile now, but it hasn't been too bad until lately. I'm usually a straight A student in school but now I can hardly concentrate there's so many...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Volunteering helped with my social anxiety :)
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F Dec 4

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    There are reasons why I have social anxiety, and I know that for part of it, it's all just in my head and me worrying... But there are times when you're disproven by people and...
    Redbeard74 Redbeard74 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    How have you handle your social anxiety, if at all? Do you feel the fear and do it anyway? Or do you avoid these situations altogether? Like everyone, I've been in very...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 12

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    I fear I have social anxiety disorder it would explain a lot about my behaviour..I keep myself distanced from friends and they moan at me for not being friends to them and I don't...
    Mustangkid2020 Mustangkid2020 26-30, M Dec 15

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    I've been getting so much worse lately and i cant take it anymore ㅠ_ㅠ I hate having social anxiety i wish i could just be a normal person. Like the sort of person who actually...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I never show my social anxiety because I'm always with my small closed circle of friends. They introduce me to everyone and I dont say a word. I never say anything to anyone and am...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F 4 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 1 day ago

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    i just moved to a new state and started ninth grade in august. in elementary & middle school was the worst i had 0 friends from forth grade to eighth not even someone to say hi to...
    khalanijane khalanijane 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I cant take this anymore , I live with my Wife and adult Daughter , adult Son and 2 Grandchildren . My Son is an addict ( For more read past exp. ) and he lives here because I am...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 17

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    For a month or more, I would love to swap lives with any woman who is willing and interested. I would live in that woman's home, carry on her relationships, drive her car, hang out...
    BeMe4AWhile BeMe4AWhile 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I currently live with my best friend, Cristina. I moved in with her recently after she came out of remission and her Trigeminal Neuralgia came back worse than it ever has. She's...
    nikkiwantstohelp nikkiwantstohelp 26-30 2 days ago

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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.
    Firepaws Firepaws 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love my sister:D she is the greatest and I could never live without her
    PrettyBitch321 PrettyBitch321 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I don't want to live with my "family" anymore. I put the quotes around family because I no longer consider them to be that. They do not respect me as a human being, they treat me...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 16-17, F Dec 1

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    as you are my sight and my shadow, my future and my past, and you are my continuous present. I can't breath if my air isn't you. I can't see if you were away from my sight. I can...
    Freetune Freetune 36-40, M Dec 7

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    I live with my grandparents. They are under educated. They lie to my face to try and sound smarter. They only care about popularity and what people think of them. If they do...
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M Dec 10

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    Even tho she is stubborn and pessimistic as hell, I cannot live without her.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19

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    stress triggers anxiety and anxiety triggers depression. drink water u will have less anxiety stop drinking caffeinated drinks, caffeinated drink will raise your anxiety and do...
    erica1985 erica1985 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    It happened again today. Some family came over for lunch and for no reason at all I felt the anxiety kick in.. Body temperature through the roof like Johnny flame. I had to...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have anxiety attacks a lot and usually it's because I over think. I'm a good analyzer, I don't make friend easily and, I'm socially awkward. I can be nice but if you screw me...
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    So today there was his guy at work and he was so loud and distracting and upsetting that he ended up setting off my anxiety and I messed up really badly. I didn't mean to mess up...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    It's so bad that I never take my sunglasses off cuz I can't look in peoples eyes when they are talking to me creeps me out and It hids my face I hid behind them I get strange look...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F Dec 3

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    My anxiety fuels itself. I feel as if I constantly have sweaty palms and the thought of shaking someone's hand makes me more anxious. How do I cut off the fuel for this anxiety...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate my anxiety. It's so bad. I'm always shaking. I have to many panic attacks. I hate It. I always hyperventilate. I can't stand having anxiety.
    ButterflyAnnabel ButterflyAnnabel 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago