social anxiety

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. J

    I hate everbody because i have to

    Hi, I'm jae, I'm 22 I can call myself hateful because I made myself that way, I have social anxiety and many more unfun things like that, but when I'm with just one person I'm not familiar with it makes me very uncomfortable and i hate it, I spend my last 3 years of school smoking cigarettes in...
  4. J

    Voice conversations??

    I wish to find anybody whos willing to listen and talk or just have a conversation, i havent talked to anybody about my personal problems in 7 years and i keep acting like nothing is wrong with me all this time and I've reached a point that im starting to contradict myself and reject my self and...
  5. N

    Introducing me

    Hi I have social anxiety. I have had it for about 8 years, I still really struggle with asking questions and starting conversations during social situations.
  6. M

    Feeling disconnected from reality. Is this early psychosis?

    Hi, i am Mark and i need your advices on my current situation. Since christmas, i am not feeling like myself anymore and it keeps getting worse every week. It all started with a panic attack during wich i felt like i was going crazy. I had highs and lows during a month or two but since a couple...
  7. Thenotsorealnurse

    New here Anxiety

    Hey everyone. New here. I joined because I have anxiety and am looking to network with other people going through the struggle as well. I know were not supposed to give personal info on here so I'll keep it vague. Im a registered nurse from Los Angeles. I would love to hear from any others that...
  8. Kirstie1806

    Open about anxiety?

    Hi everyone. I just wondered how open we are about our social anxiety. Are there people who are very open and not particularly fussed if people around them know, or are you quite closed and secretive about it like me? I can't bear the thought of people knowing. I feel like as soon as I had it...
  9. B

    Help

    Okay so I am an absolute train wreck. My childhood up until now (21) has been detrimental to my well being and mental state. Firstly I am a black man (half black, half white) living in America, so from a very early age I began to internalize racism and subconsciously hate myself. My biological...
  10. Lostinthestatic

    Do you ever forget how to interact with others?

    There are times when I feel completely clueless as to how I should speak/behave around other people... or, there times when I am oblivious to something that everyone else in the group noticed/became aware of. Even if that just means I didn’t understand a joke, or realize there was a joke at all...
  11. P

    I'm trying

    I've been struggling with my anxiety and depression for a really long time now, my 23rd birthday is just around the corner and I have been battling this since I was 14. I feel like I just get left behind in life, and I keep trying to do things like studying, working even volunteering but every...
  12. Kirstie1806

    Looking to meet friends 😊

    I'm 26 from UK, I have had social anxiety since I was around 14. Don't really have any friends, I have one friend that I see literally every few months for a catch up. It'd be lovely to talk to others who also have social anxiety. No one in my circle really knows how hard it is. I've also moved...
  13. Brittany93

    Constant Social Anxiety... Except At Work?

    Hello! I have suffered with social anxiety ever since I was around the age of 13 or 14 (I'm now in my mid-twenties). Over the past few years, I have noticed that my anxiety is basically unnoticeable while I'm at work, and yet almost constant in any situation outside of my job. I work as an...
  14. V

    Hello 👋

    Hello 👋 I was thinking so hard about to write about my problems, because I'm so freaking introverted and I felt overwhelmed with my problems. So I finally went there to get help, some good advices for that how to deal with social anxiety, and how to not be an loser. So I'm gonna start writing...
  15. J

    YouTube Video on Social Anxiety

    Hi all, As someone who suffered from social anxiety for years, I was recently talking to a sufferer. I suggested exploring resources online, and I went onto YouTube to see what videos were available. Unfortunately I thought virtually everything was pretty rubbish. Just mainly young people...
  16. D

    I don’t want to feel this way

    My mother left my dad when I was a little girl. He wanted her to feel the pain he felt, but she didn’t love him anymore so he used me to do it. I was three or four years old when they split up. He would tell me that she didn’t love me and that the only reason she was trying to get custody of me...
  17. J

    I can't cope with all my feelings?

    I'm really needing support with how to deal with all of my emotions right now. I currently have severe depression and social anxiety. In September I was put onto Propranolol to control my attacks and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. I then started CBT which I have now had 5 sessions of. My...
  18. B

    Self improvement plan - critique me?

    Hi guys I think everyone on this site is here because we're in the process of recovery from something. For me, social anxiety was a small thing and then I head a health issue that made things a ton worse. But I’m making some good progress now. Right now, I'm about 3/4 into rehabilitation - I...
  19. L

    First Day of Second Semester

    It's so weird to be back at school. I've seen so many familiar faces, but new ones as well. My classes are really great as well as my professors. I had anxiety in the morning, so I took my medication. Man, I wish I didn't have anxiety and depression problems. Life would be a lot more easy-going...
  20. G

    Avoiding Holidaying with Friends - similar experiences?

    Just joined the group and wanted to post my story on here today in the hope that people reading this might have had similar experiences, understand or, if not, just think that Im not really going crazy or being a complete idiot, as that's what I think most people would think if they knew my...