I Wish I Had Social Opportunities But Am Afraid Of Them

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    I Am So Lonely...

    ...but I am extremely shy. People don't believe that because I over-compensate with a sense of humor that makes them think I am really outgoing. Inside, though, I am a quivering mess in need of acceptance and fearful of rejection. I am so afraid of making the first move to...
    teagranny teagranny
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2010

    How Can I Again Have Someone So Close As Friend

    When  we  were together  sharing sorrows  and joys  together  it  seemed  as  if  nothing was  impossible  and we  could  achieve whatever  aims  we  had  in  life  . He was  the sole  objective  , happiness and  joy  of  my  life  and  the  toughest...
    shap36 shap36
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2011

    It's a vicious cycle.

    I want desperately to meet new people and better assert myself socially but I'm simultaneously lacking the balls to make that happen. You should hear the things I say to myself to convince me not to go for it.
    swamiepstein swamiepstein
    22-25, M
    Apr 22, 2014


    I have been given opportunities and chances and didn't always make the best decisions for myself at the time and ive had to live with that. There are some things, unfortunately that we cannot change, as much as we wish we could. Im sorry. I know what regrets feel like. Like any...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    Mar 12, 2011

    Trying To Push Beyond My Nagging Self - Doubt

    I don't mingle too much. I have some deep fears about not knowing what to say, or talking about things no one else will be interested in, or of just looking big and dumb.  I know I'm not, but that isn't easy to convey when you first meet someone.  Silly thing is, I know all I...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    Dec 1, 2012

    I Don't Know If I Will Ever Have Friends Again

    I have retreated so far into my shell that I honestly don't know if I will ever be able to make friends again. I never go out. I work, come home, read, watch scary shows, and work out. I don't know how to trust people. I don't know how to relate to people anymore. I used to be...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Sep 6, 2011
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