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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 191 People

    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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    How's is this done? I can't cope with this

    anymore! I drink all the time to feel less anxious but I need to solve the problem
    RKI95 RKI95 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

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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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    I fear social judgement,

    always fearing who secretly hates me and talk behind my back. I feel breathless when anxieties come, although I try to cope, but it seems that I just cant escape from my fears :(
    Angelixal Angelixal 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2015

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    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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