Hello, I'm new to these forums. I've suffered from social anxiety for about six years now.
Anyway, on to the reason I posted. At age 23, I feel like I've wasted my youth. I've never had a girlfriend, even though I've had offers (for dates). I haven't had a proper social life since I was a kid.
This has really damaged my self-esteem. I always feel people are talking about me behind my back. It's just so hard going out everyday when you think everyone is judging you.
But, what makes me the most depressed is that I have wasted my youth. Yeah, I guess I'm still young, but you are in your prime during the teenage years. I've wasted most of my youth, it just seems like I'm...coasting through life with no decent reason anymore.
Does anyone else feel like this? "Wasted time" makes me feel miserable.
PS: Sorry if I sound a little too despairing in this post, but that's how I really feel.