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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 152 People

    Any Suggestions?

    I have looked at this issue from every angle now, and have decided that enough is enough, I will overcome my social phobia one way or the other. I will just keep trying different things until I find something that works. I'm not about to give up, because I am certain that without...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    I Fear..

    so i was watching the movie "Step Brothers" and well ive come to the conclusion that my life is exactly like the two main characters in the movie except im much younger and theres nothing funny about my version of being an Adult Kid who still lives at home and has never had a job...
    bluefrlife bluefrlife 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    My Overthinking

    I am 22 still i dont know wat relations are. i am very shy and afraid of feeling my expressions. although i dont have stage fear but i certainly have fear of people to express my feelings. during my graduations i passed exams i also dd many things. but still have fear. and just...
    disisit disisit 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Like in real life. I'm doing just fine online. But talking to people is... hard.
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    because i got social phobia....yay
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    Today is my birthday. 22 years old now with no purpose in life. No goals, no friends. Nothing going for me. The world would be better off if I died. Why should something be here if...
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    i just love socializing with other girls
    sexyloveles sexyloveles 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm a freshman in college and this has been the worst experience for me by far. Besides getting bullied in middle school and having problems in high school. I'm once again a loner...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    phobia does not even begin to describe it. i had been dreading this day for a long time now. all the calendar said was kids dr appt. my stepbrother had been teasing me saying i was...
    xoxokitty930 xoxokitty930 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I desperatly need to try to get help for my anxiety and social problems. I turn 16 this year and I Sing too and I can't sing in front of an audience because of anxiety and fear...
    IndiiigoMoon IndiiigoMoon 13-15 Jan 6

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    Much to the amusement of all the kids I know I have been Globophobic since I was really young. Apparently it's not such a weird phobia as google tells me it's in the top ten of...
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm not sure if this classifies as a phobia but I have anaphylaxis and it's due to a severe nut allergy. That was undetected since I was born and it caused me to become frequently...
    weezeey weezeey 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Im going back to school on tuesday and ive been out since end of school last year. I think its time to grow some nuts and overcome my anxiety...
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I want to overcome this... Help me... Where should I start? What other people do that they are happy and thriving? What's wrong with me?
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    my mum and no one around me can see me surviving or positive or successful because it goes against their beliefs. how disgusting that your whole life is based off of someones pain...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I just want to say that social anxiety is NOT "omg I like totally hate people I just want to sleep and eat and watch Netflix all the time!!!" Social anxiety is wanting so...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I want to be more social and outgoing. I'm still on winter break and I want to go back to school with a more positive, outgoing, and more approachable attitude. The approachable...
    kkam34 kkam34 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Today's lecture from my mom "You're a social misfit And you're not sinning Your social misfit behavior is problem we have to address it No wonder people don't want to include...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Little Children scare me. I can't. Their like baby tigers: I think they're really cute and adorable, but I don't want them anywhere near me, cause I'll freak out!
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    i have tanatophobia and its sister cancerophobia for the last 4 years. now it became worse and every day of my life is a living hell. thoughts killing me. i am tired and want to...
    ChreliPepela ChreliPepela 36-40, F Jan 1

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    (1) You'll find me somewhere in London. (2) I'm 16 years old.. Haven't celebrated my birthday for 2 years now.. I have lost all enthusiasm to celebrate it. (3) I've never had a pet...
    ADTRfan ADTRfan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Its so frustrating. Especially when everyone just thinks I'm overreacting when in reality its the most frightening thing to me. A lot of my friends have jobs. I really want to get...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
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    my perfect man would be... personality: Funny : Can make me laugh, even on a bad day. Serious : Isn't afraid to think or talk about the deeper issues in life. Seriousness is...
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    1. My name is Andy (no I'm not telling you what it's short for). 2. I'm 15 and a freshman in high school. 3. I'm shy and awkward. If you message me, I want to answer, really, but...
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