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I Live With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

    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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    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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    I've been struggling with finding a job. There aren't many places hiring in my area, but I feel like I've been holding myself back. I have bad anxiety, so applying to places isn't...
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    Why am I comfortable sitting in a coffee shop alone but have anxiety sitting in a restaurant alone???
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    hi my name luke i was bron with autism autistic im 22 yr old but hace mind age of 7 to 8 yr old and i was never walk or talk to i was bout 13yr old and when i was learn to walk...
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    Sometimes I don't know how to live with myself. So how can I ever feel like that me can live in this world. How can I be someone for other people? I feel like I just might infect...
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There's a quote that says "If they miss you, they'll call. If they want you, they'll say it. If they care, they'll show it. And if not, they aren't worth your time" I wonder what...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am actually an extrovert and i have 0 friends due to my SA I can't talk properly with others. been like this since childhood... i could cope with it for few years... but recently...
    crazytank crazytank 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People don't believe me when I say have anxiety because I am really talkative
    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Seems like all I do is worry about things I cant control, and that I have no need worrying about. Anxiety really sucks.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The worst anxiety is from phone calls... I never answer the phone... and if I have to make an important call I have trouble sleeping the night before. Not too troublesome now that...
    Salarymen Salarymen 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I get anxiety just from sending people emails. It gets so bad that when I was doing a project with my group (I'm doing online study), I couldn't bring out what I was thinking...
    aarigel aarigel 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    To preface this, I need advice on how to deal with my anxiety, how to manage my emotions and how to make friends... Currently I smoke week when I am stressed or sad or anxious...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ah, hell. It would appear I'm on an upswing. This is when I get people's hopes up only to let them plummet, parachute-free. Are they justified? My attempts at being social? Or is...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just don't think I can get out of bed today... Too much anxiety and sadness... Sucks. I'm such a shell of my former self...
    endurocycle7 endurocycle7 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Not sure how or what to say to doctor when I book an appointment to tell them about my social anxiety, really want help. No idea where to start I know I will get nervous and mess...
    Eeee15 Eeee15 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been homeschooled all my life, and never been around teenagers except for once a year at camp.. So this spring I played futbol for the first time ever, right as my anxiety...
    violentsneezes violentsneezes 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was signing up for my classes and i started thinking how the whole scenario in me being there will play out. Feeling so anxious, my heart racing, slowly getting sweaty. There are...
    reversethetime reversethetime 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really really need to work on overcoming, dealing with, or at least managing it.. And I feel like the more I talk about it, the more likely I am to overcome it. It's really been...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jul 27

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    I'm very proud of myself lately because I did lots of things this last week I've always been scared to do. These things include ordering a drink at starbucks and sitting outside in...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 26

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    When I left home. I didn't care. I truest didn't. My parents could go **** them selves. But Ayer almost a year of traveling from shelters, to houses, to paying rent, even went...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 18-21, F Jul 26

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    The hardest part about going to the gym for me is checking-in and leaving. I really, really, reallyyyy don't like it. When I get to the door my heart starts pumping a bit. I walk...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Sometimes, if I'm in a public place with too many people, I will cringe and cower away from people I walk too close to. I just fear their thoughts. What if they think badly of me?
    JSylvia1015 JSylvia1015 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I walk through the grocery store and I realize all the people I am passing are going to die and dissolve and be scattered in every direction of the universe.. And all that...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jul 24

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    I moved out a month ago, after graduating from high school. Since that time my mom only called me once, to ask what the wifi password at home was. My parents seem to be very...
    dzbura dzbura 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I dont live with my dad ever since the world began. I need to text or call him whenever i want to see him. I'm just stealing his time not only his time but his wife and my half...
    hawkeye000027 hawkeye000027 22-25, M Jul 22

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    As an intern, I think it's expected that we will say and/or do stupid ****. However, sometimes I think I go beyond that and have to suffer the consequence of humiliating myself in...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    It's strange how good I can actually be socially yet my brain can't seem to comprehend that and doesn't shut the **** up when I'm trying to leave the house.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have a very deep seated fear of being socially rejected. I had an abusive father and got bullied as a child. I also got bullied in high school and am now in very bad...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F Jul 20

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    They try to take me every day. I don't know how I live with Them, I just try to stay away. They takes my family one by one but, They can never seem to grasp me. I want to live...
    oliviawalter007 oliviawalter007 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon and I've been freaking out about it for days now. Anyone kind enough to share any tips with me? It's my second job interview I've ever had...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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