- May 27, 2019
My best friend from childhood (30 years ago) called me a few days ago and left a voice mail and wants me to call her back and I about had a panic attack cause my social anxiety is that bad so needless to say I haven't called her back yet but I feel horrible about it. I don't want to hurt her feelings or anything but I can't make myself pick up the phone and do it. She knows I have social anxiety so I wish she hadn't called me and put me in this position to begin with but I know her heart is in the right place. The thing is too, that she always wants to start up a new friendship every time she does this every so many years and I never leave my house and don't really want people coming over here. Also, we live in a somewhat smallish town and I do have to go grocery shopping etc. unfortunately and am always worried I'll run into her. I don't know what to do and was hoping for some advice from someone who has social anxiety and might understand where I'm coming from. Thanks.