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social anxiety

  1. K

    Socialization

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to meet new people? I am socially anxious but want to find people I can relate to, and become friends with, because I'm ready for that.
  2. K

    Giving up or making life easier

    "Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort." -Theodore Roosevelt So I know facing things can in time cause the difficulty of them to ease... well, that's the goal of exposure therapy, right? But, there are times I face things over and over and decide I cannot anymore, so I choose...
  3. K

    Scared.

    I feel sad that the way I hide due to my fears, anxiety and sensitivity causes me to feel invisible, lonely and purposeless. I wish I could do more, be more of a part of the world, but it feels so chaotic when I leave home, that I stay inside where it's safe a lot of the time (80 to 90 percent...
  4. K

    Employment

    So I am working on hopefully working again, soon. It's been a few years since I have worked. I'm not even sure how long it's been. The last few jobs I worked at, I only worked a week at most, one just a day. I'm currently applying for help. I never wanted to. It doesn't feel real. I always...
  5. N

    Friend zone

    How do you get out the friend zone with someone when you have social anxiety?
  6. frisas45

    I'm suffering from hopelessness. Again!

    There were a LOT of things I wanted. Friends, dating, and financial independence. But I have no one. Back in the States, all friends were busy, and I didn't spend enough time with them. Those I spent were toxic ones, and it didn't last long. I live in South Korea, and I have almost no friends...
  7. 94duvillet

    I was invited to a bridal shower. I've been a wreck since I saw the invitation.

    Hey everyone. I have been dealing with my anxiety since middle school and recently it has become very debilitating. I haven't been able to hang out with anyone except my boyfriend without experiencing some anxiety. My boyfriend's best friend got engaged and we were invited to their engagement...
  8. L

    My loneliness is making me give up

    Hi To give some background, I'm on the ASD spectrum and was only diagnosed in my early teens. From my diagnosis onwards, there has been an increasing decline in my social life. Autism is not a very accepted thing within society, to the point where it is mocked and people feel uncomfortable...
  9. B

    How can i get my life back ?

    I used to have friends when I was in school when I finished there I got a job and lost all my friends . No I'm friendless and jobless for the last 6 years . I so desperately want to start working and being more independent . I rely on my family to leave the house because I'm too afraid to go...
  10. Midnight.Panda

    How to improve social skills?

    I grew up as a very quiet and shy child. I was very different from other people and got bullied a lot.. I think I just learned to always avoid talking to people. I have gotten a lot better, but I find that I can never keep up conversation even with close friends/family. I just tend to zone out...
  11. starryskies

    I miss my anxiety.

    I used to have terrible social anxiety. I wanted to die so bad because of it. However, this year I’ve gotten so much better. There was a point where I was truly normal. I got nervous sometimes but it was just, like, normal person nervous I think. I was so so happy. However, lately I’ve been...
  12. starryskies

    Is this dissociation?

    Hello! I’ve had (social) anxiety as well as OCD for years now, and I’m finally getting my life back. It’s great, but I’ll still have serious mood shifts where I’m super happy and then go down to feeling depressed super quick. I can have a lot of breakdowns, where I don’t think straight and am in...
  13. 1

    Should I disclose social anxiety at a job interview?

    Hi all, I'm 27 and suffer with social anxiety, that only seems to be getting worse with age. I'm working full time at the moment, but looking for a new job, hopefully an accounts / finance role. I'm lòoking to leave because our office size has just quadrupled due to an office merge, and I just...
  14. C

    Was just curious on what do you guys all think?1

    Hello everyone, I recentley joined the Mental Health Forum and just wanted to kind of post my story and share my problems and kind of get advice and help from people. So basically my problem is the fact that I have Extreme social anxiety as well as extreme fear of appearing Extremeley...
  15. C

    Was just curious on what do you guys all think of my mindset?!

    Hello everyone, I recentley joined the Mental Health Forum and just wanted to kind of post my story and share my problems and kind of get advice and help from people. So basically my problem is the fact that I have Extreme social anxiety as well as extreme fear of appearing Extremeley...
  16. M

    It's hard to thing rationally when surrounded with people

    Last night I went to this dance party. I can't explain how my brain slipped into Danger mode. I became confused and lost very fast. Standing alone while my friend was away, looking at groups of people around me made me feel so nervous and lost. I felt like something was wrong with me, I felt so...
  17. T

    Need relationship advice

    Hi everyone, I’m not sure this is the right forum to post this but it would be wonderful to get some insight and advice. My boyfriend and I have been together for three-and-a-half years. We are best friends, understand one another and love each other very much. But we are at a crossroads...
  18. T

    Boyfriend with agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, anxiety

    Hi everyone, I’m not sure this is the right forum to post this but it would be wonderful to get some insight and advice. My boyfriend and I have been together for three-and-a-half years. We are best friends, understand one another and love each other very much. But we are at a crossroads...
  19. N

    Dating with social anxiety

    How do people get out the friend zone when you have social anxiety. I'm 22 and have been seeing a guy for 6 months and we met on a dating website, all we've done is hug at the end of every date and we've touched hands once. I'm good at eye contact, I'm not too bad with carry on conversations...
  20. T

    i’m so lonely

    i honestly feel so pathetic saying this but the fact that my friends are all in relationships and have great friends and are away at uni or college living their lives makes me feel terrible. i’ll see their snapchat stories or hear about what they did on the weekend and how they are doing with...
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