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I Live With Social Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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'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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    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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    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 have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I'm super into music. It's one of those things that are therapeutic for me. There's this one group that I really love and whom I religiously follow - tweets, instagram, interviews...
    ManicPanicx ManicPanicx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I always thought it was depression. However I realized recently that I have battled anxiety all of my life. I can remember even as far back as 5-6 years old. Social anxiety until...
    Naturalguy69 Naturalguy69 46-50 Apr 22

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    I didn't know how bad my social anxiety was until recently. It has effected me negatively in the following.. I recently declined a career altering job interview because I was just...
    kikimayes kikimayes 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I start my new job next week. I feel as I'm getting older my social anxiety has gotten much easier to handle but it does affect me every now and then. Now I have a job where I'm...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    No one knows how bad my social anxiety is. I'm not sure they even see it as a "real" problem. My family, we don't talk about these things. We avoid most confrontation. We don't...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have always been socially awkward ever since I was younger and I spent almost all of my high school years just trying to fit in. I did 'fit in' for a while. It wasn't that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    Soo I'm coming to you all vulnerable as hell. All the gloves coming off now. I have to say one thing that triggers my social anxiety is the feeling of embarrassment and total utter...
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    So my friend who has anxiety herself told me that I might have social anxiety.....**** :/
    Wompy52 Wompy52 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After falling behind in classes due to outside problems, my social anxiety has come back and I'm afraid to face my teachers... I thought I was done with this... apparently not...
    Dakavu Dakavu 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Am a 23 year old male in college and i struggle with shyness.social anxiety and depression.this led to another problem of isolation and anger.The anger mostly stems from not being...
    oteki1 oteki1 22-25, M Apr 27

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    I feel sometimes uncomfortable around some people. If im nervous around people, i try to make myself calm and normal, but it didnt work. Im so nervous that i just want to run away...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Social anxiety really has a way of ******* up your personal development.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response May 1

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    My social anxiety is so bad that I feel anxious about posting on here.
    EK94 EK94 18-21, M 3 Responses May 5

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    My social anxiety had gotten so bad one day that I could barely go up and get myself something to eat for lunch. I kept thinking what if people start looking or staring at me as if...
    ShyKidz ShyKidz 16-17, M 5 Responses May 6

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    I have disorder connected to my Social Anxiety Disorder called Selective Mutism. I don't know if I want to quit or not, I'm planning on taking a sign language class on September.
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    What's difference between shy and social anxiety
    noname107 noname107 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Interesting article. I am an empath. I am looking forward to future findings. http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/new-study-links-social-anxiety-to-being-empath/
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have really bad social anxiety and my school don't that it's a serious problem and they punish me for not going into lessons and it's now that bad I couldn't do my gcse exam...
    zib131 zib131 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have learned to live with my incontinence and have just got used to wearing a nappy all the time. For me accepting and embracing the problem was the way forward. I wet my bed...
    Hewholovestobewet Hewholovestobewet 46-50, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I want to live with a mistress. I want to be someone's full time sissy slave (maid, daughter, ect.. what have you). I want to pack up and move to a new place where my only sense of...
    WettyHamm WettyHamm 22-25, T Apr 27

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    Specifically, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder; I live with bipolar type two and a borderline personality disorder (BPD.) I first exhibited symptoms in 2002 and...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    edguy save me pearl jam alive metallica nothing else matters staind so far away verve lucky man manic street preachers design for life puddle of mudd blurry micheal boulton how i...
    cmbryan316 cmbryan316 26-30, M 2 Responses May 14

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    any linkin park song cant live without linkin park
    flamenskall flamenskall 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    Here's the 2nd song in my list of my 10 Songs I Can't Live Without. Dare to sit still while this is playing. Go on. I dare ya to try. Get Up Offa That Thing
    RobertaS RobertaS 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this. If someone told me a few weeks ago I'd need to find support, education, and people in a similar situation to mine for...
    EmmaGuerra EmmaGuerra 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I live with a family member. I recently told her I was moving in June. She asked me for rent in May knowing that I told her I am moving in June. There is also a family member...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    On many days like today my heart races and I feel clammy like I am constantly on the verge of passing out while trying to remain vigilant (so many eyes and facial expressions and...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I get so much anxiety around new people and am so shy I never wanna venture out of my comfort zone out side of my bf. I love him and he is my best friend and I wouldnt trade the...
    bigkidkelli bigkidkelli 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because yo