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Hello, nice to meet you all. I am a 28 year old man suffering from social anxiety and maybe depression (been to therapy for the first but not the latter). This is my first time ever posting on a forum and I have never used social media. I am not sure why but from my teens on-wards I seemed to have an intense phobia of posting stuff online, so I guess this is a step in the right direction :).

I decided to join this forum in hopes to meet like-minded people and maybe have some interesting conversations. Apart from my parents and siblings I live with, I don't really have anyone else to talk or relate too as due to anxiety I became more socially isolated over the years and almost never leave the house unless absolutely necessary(getting groceries, appointments etc).

Outside my family I don't have any close relationships, such as a partner or friends. I am looking to work on this and hopefully make some new connections in future.

Anyways I am just going to have a look around the forum for now, hoping you all the best and maybe get speaking too you soon. :)
 
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Hello and welcome :welcome:

Have a flower🌻
 
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Hello, I am new here too.
So far I am already feeling better about things sharing stories and feelings etc, knowing I am not alone.
Sometimes it is good to get it off your chest
 
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Hello, I am new here too.
So far I am already feeling better about things sharing stories and feelings etc, knowing I am not alone.
Sometimes it is good to get it off your chest
Definitely, it is much better to share than to keep what you are feeling bottled up inside. 👍
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum, unseen. I'm glad that you are using social media now.
I don't really like to post anything online either.
I'm sure that there are like-minded people you can talk with on this forum.
I understand what you mean. I don't really have anyone to talk to or relate to. It's really difficult with PTSD, anxiety and whatnot. I have severe, crippling agony and anxiety. I understand that you have become socially isolated over the years, it's the same for me. I'm the same. I'm very isolated from everything and everyone.
I only go out for the necessary stuff too, like appointments. That's all. I don't go out. I hate going out. I'm afraid of going out.

I don't have friends. So I understand you. Loneliness hurts and it's painful.
I hope you will make new connections.
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum, unseen. I'm glad that you are using social media now.
I don't really like to post anything online either.
I'm sure that there are like-minded people you can talk with on this forum.
I understand what you mean. I don't really have anyone to talk to or relate to. It's really difficult with PTSD, anxiety and whatnot. I have severe, crippling agony and anxiety. I understand that you have become socially isolated over the years, it's the same for me. I'm the same. I'm very isolated from everything and everyone.
I only go out for the necessary stuff too, like appointments. That's all. I don't go out. I hate going out. I'm afraid of going out.

I don't have friends. So I understand you. Loneliness hurts and it's painful.
I hope you will make new connections.
Hi Heartbroken thank you so much :hug:. I have made a good few posts on here now and I feel I am getting more comfortable with it. It's great to be able to get some things off your chest you have kept bottled up inside.

I think we isolate ourselves as a way of coping with what we are feeling but it doesn't work out as a good strategy in the long run. It's important we have someone to talk to and confide in even if we don't feel like it sometimes.

I hope you are keeping well and maybe I will see you around the forums. Good luck
 
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Hi unseen. Thank you for the reply and the hugs, unseen. It's good to hear your thoughts and I'm glad to hear about your positive experiences on this forum.

I understand and hear what you mean. I'm isolated because of my illnesses. I don't want to go out because of my fears and there's nothing left for me. Whether it's good or bad for me, it's the only thing I can do as I'm also physically not feeling OK either.
You are right about having someone to talk to.
I don't have anyone. Every time I get attached to someone, they disappear. Also spring and sunlight make me feel so much worse. Well I hope I had someone to talk to and confide in. I'm withdrawing because I don't want that my heart gets broken every time. Yet I want and hope all the time, every moment, that I had someone to talk to and confide in as you said. You are right it would be nice to have a person like that even if we don't feel like it sometimes as you well said.

Yes, maybe we'll see around the forums. It's a nice thought.
I wish you all the best. Good luck to you too. And I hope you are keeping well too.:hug:
 
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