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Anxious around people

NIX

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Hi so i've been dealing with social anxiety for a long time, i just want to share my experience. I get really anxious when im around people, when there are people laughing, i always think that they are laughing at me, i avoid contact with relatives and friends, actually now i only have contact with people that i met online. I also worry what people think about me and how they see me. Im really lost and i don't know how i can overcome this, this whole situation makes me feel emptiness in my life. I would love if you could also share your experience with social anxiety.
 

triceps

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Hi and welcome NIX. I have the same difficulties with social situations and individual interactions. I'm basically a retired hermit but I'm not completely isolated as I have some good friends and most of my family aware of my anxiety. My suggestion would be to start by choosing the best of your friends and a favorite relative or two and having a heart to heart talk with them explaining your anxiety and the effects it has on you. You've got nothing to lose if some of them don't understand as you've stopped seeing them at this point. One close friend who I opened up to a number of years ago schedules one day a week where we have coffee at his house or run some errands just to make sure I leave the house at least once a week. If I try to cancel because of a high anxiety day he picks me up. Now that's a true friend. Good luck, open up to some folks about your condition and hopefully things will work out to take away some of that emptiness.
 

NIX

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Hi and welcome NIX. I have the same difficulties with social situations and individual interactions. I'm basically a retired hermit but I'm not completely isolated as I have some good friends and most of my family aware of my anxiety. My suggestion would be to start by choosing the best of your friends and a favorite relative or two and having a heart to heart talk with them explaining your anxiety and the effects it has on you. You've got nothing to lose if some of them don't understand as you've stopped seeing them at this point. One close friend who I opened up to a number of years ago schedules one day a week where we have coffee at his house or run some errands just to make sure I leave the house at least once a week. If I try to cancel because of a high anxiety day he picks me up. Now that's a true friend. Good luck, open up to some folks about your condition and hopefully things will work out to take away some of that emptiness.
Hey, thanks for sharing, i will try to follow your advice.
 
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