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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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 feel like theirs something wrong with me i bite my nails because im nervous around people i get cold sweats on the train my hands start to shake if i feel someone looking at me i...
    TheLastOfMe TheLastOfMe 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    i only went to the bank but my hand keep trembling, my heart beating so fast and i couldnt think straight. i just hope i could get rid of this stupid trembling things! i want to...
    NurRni NurRni 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was fifteen minutes late to class today and I couldn't go because everyone would look at me if I walk in. I hate myself when my anxiety inhibits me from doing things, even those...
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to relate to people very well or make friends. People treat me like I don't matter and I don't know how to break the cycle. I want to date girls and meet a...
    dvdkrz dvdkrz 18-21, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My anxiety has been getting worse since class has started. I keep feeling out of place especially because of my appearance.
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate class room anxiety. I hate classes that are full. :/
    FacePalmCat FacePalmCat 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I didn't know about PA when I married my husband. I thought he was a nice guy and since he is 7 yrs. older than me that his behavior was just the age difference. But as time went...
    valsgotcats valsgotcats 66-70, F 1 day ago

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    I m sorry ı hurt my sister by accusing her of me not passing a job entrance exam although ı could barely graduate thanks to her dedication to me, ı m sincerely sorry that...
    eunhaerealimnida eunhaerealimnida 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    School starts in two days and I have no idea how I'm going to handle it. I've never actually been diagnosed with social anxiety but talking to people has been daunting since I was...
    captivating23 captivating23 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My social anxiety is a huge problem in my life and is the reason I cry most nights thinking about my life. My social anxiety is rooted in a possible case of Aspergers. I say...
    NicoNicoNii NicoNicoNii 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I tried to be social for a friend's birthday, but the whole time I was there I hated it, and I could tell I wasnt wanted their. I feel as if all friends are lost. I guess that what...
    4u2dreamabout 4u2dreamabout 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I live without breathing" - Shankaracharya
    thatwhichsees thatwhichsees 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    My social anxiety is really effecting my life. I've been with my dad for a week and now I'm feeling sick going back to my mum.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I understand if you post something inappropriate on a social media- but when it's appropriate and only defines me and my life- there's no need to criticise
    Jaazz1987 Jaazz1987 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I may be socially awkward or self-conscious, but at the same time , i deeply desire a connection with someone who'll understand me.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Classes start again tomorrow. I've been going to my college for two years now already and I'm familiar with the campus and my Biology teacher, but I'm still nervous about being in...
    sunshinebucky sunshinebucky 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I'm going into my third year of nursing soon and can't even think about how I'm going to deal with everything. I've spent 4 months of break pretty much doing nothing and got too...
    ashhh25 ashhh25 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Back in the times when technology had not taken over people's minds and lives, people used to live in colonies. As a group. Large cities were not prevalent then. So, each...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I'm perfectly fine talking in front of people. I have play theater whit audience over 400 people. I can talk to strangers and ask what time it is. But I can't go to parties or...
    Stanpines Stanpines 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE: When people act 'depressed' or think they have 'social anxiety' to fit in or do it for attention, when there are others out there who are actually diagnosed...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    My life is becoming a struggle between living the life I have and am not anxious in, and the life that I want so bad but has so many anxiety bridges that I have to cross.
    Bean2015 Bean2015 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Today I tried to quit band and my director shamed me for wanting to quit saying that i had made a commitment. The reason I want to quit is because of social anxiety and low self...
    AllieKat17 AllieKat17 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz: (Agreement #2 REALLY helps with social anxiety) #2: "Don't Take Anything Personally" "Nothing others do is because of you. What others...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    This thing has made turned my life an agonizingly lonely existence. Really. I don't believe that I'm exaggerating when I say "agonizing". May social anxiety die the quickest, yet...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have depression and anxiety and my boyfriends gone to America with his family for 3 weeks, I only realised last night how much my boyfriend helps my illnesses, I felt so so...
    paulalkayexo paulalkayexo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Literally spent the first 4 days of school shaking uncontrollably, hyperventilating, teeth chattering, and avoiding eye contact with everyone. Just moved to a new school and I...
    brokenangel14 brokenangel14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I live with him, but we don't do too much together. We've both wanted to play video games together for a while.. And We finally agreed on a game. Instead of playing with me, he is...
    DaughterOfMichael DaughterOfMichael 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    People may say that a man who lives with his mother is missing out on life, and I would agree, but the cohabitation is not to blame. It works but with effort of course. What I...
    hythloday hythloday 41-45, M Aug 16

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    Social anxiety is being afraid of being judged, or not being liked by someone else. I hate having social anxiety. Is there medication for this?
    Abbyi25 Abbyi25 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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