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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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My SA pretty bad and I have no friends, I struggle to survive everyday so this forum and some SA groups in FB are my only place to comfort me from loneliness and anxiety. It's strange that I feel a bit better to read everybody's story that similar to me. Good to know somebody is on the same boat with me. And I usually create some imagine world to distract myself from the real world.

Extra curious question: have you ever met someone in here and they become a good friend of yours?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 04:44 PM
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I don't come here as often as I used to, usually I'll come here for a few days then leave for a while. I admire a lot of people here, but I have never reached out to form friendships, so outside of this website I do not keep in touch with people, even on the forum I don't often use private messages.



For me, this site has not helped my feelings of anxiety around people. When I first joined, I was much more social than I am now, I loved participating on forums, but over time I started to withdraw more, I think a lot of that was due to the general vibe of the web circa 2015 to now, things changed in general and in ways I don't really enjoy. Now I mostly come up here to see a few familiar names, share a bit of what is going on in my life, engage in a little conversation, then take off for a while again.



I read a few posts, if I see something interesting I'll leave a reply. I don't relate to a lot of people's stories, because I'm different from most people here, people here have had a lot of hardships I never experienced, they suffer from other mental disorders, a lot are just really depressed, and I'm just not interested in discussing depression, disorders, or even anxiety for a long length of time, it just doesn't help me to talk about it. Most of my posts will usually be in my interests, what is going on in my life, memories of days long since passed, my opinions on various things. So, this forum serves mostly as a sort of online journal, that is shared with people who have SA, which I find to be at times enjoyable.


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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 07:16 PM
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Not as much anymore. My social anxiety only effects me in real life, so I found a forum like this didnít really improve my anxiety. I seem like a normal dude talking over voice chat and messages but in real life I just choke up and stutter for some reason. Still working on it hopefully Iíll improve soon though!

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 10:31 AM
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Several months ago it was everyday. Now I just come and go. Pop up whenever. I tend to to be around for specific people. Good people and friends keep me here. Just a little "I miss you" "Where have you been" is enough to make a person's heart melt. Makes you feel bad for leaving to begin with. Just thinking about moving on in life and knowing that you are leaving those good friends behind hurt my conscious. I do take online friendships seriously. They are real to me.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 12:44 PM
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I usually only come on here when I'm feeling my worse. So this year I've been visiting this site everyday. I've gone years without coming on here though.
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Lately it's been a few hours a day. I used to be a lot worse (as indicated by my posting history &#128517...pretty much on here every waking moment, back when my anxiety was at its peak. I remember reaching the daily post limit more than a few times...
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 01:11 PM
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Once is too much as I get nothing from being here anymore. I'm never going to meet real life people here so it's a pointless waste of time.
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 02:05 PM
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Never.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 02:17 PM
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When I first joined I was more active. I interacted with more people and talked to some through PM. I was gone awhile and came back and don't really know anyone anymore. This is the first forum I ever used, so I've kinda just always come back here.

I did make a good friend here that I've talked to pretty much daily for about six years now. Never met in real life, just talk through messaging.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 03:22 PM
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I'm trying to lessen the amount of time (though it's evident at some points that it fails) since there really isn't a reason for me to be here as compared to when I first signed up several years ago. Plus I have some 'other resorts' that help me connect better.
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I'm trying to lessen the amount of time (though it's evident at some points that it fails) since there really isn't a reason for me to be here as compared to when I first signed up several years ago. Plus I have some 'other resorts' that help me connect better.
Same with me.

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A few times a day now. I don't know why. I'm not often sure it really helps my SA. Maybe makes me feel slightly less alone. I lost my sign in info for a while and couldn't remember which email I had this account tied to, so I pretty much took long break from this site recently.

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Every day. But I mostly stick to posting in the just for fun section now.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 11:57 PM
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I lurk on the forums every day but lately I often go several days without posting. Work sucks up so much of my time. And I have other online obsessions, so after work I do that more than SAS. I usually only get around to posting much at all on the weekends.

When I was in school and when I was unemployed I posted tons since I wasn't busy obviously and had little to no social life. College is way less of a time suck than work.
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-10-2020, 02:27 AM
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11 years ago it used to be a laptop in bed with a bag of doritos and a can of whiskey.

In recent years I have been known to go months of not logging in to the point where I had to get a friend to ask a mod to help me log back into my original account because I got a new phone and couldn't remember my password.

Anyway, I've been going through some stuff and I kind of felt the need to come back here and post again just to have that little personal sounding board where I could note things down and keep a record of them and since then it's been every week again. As a guy I don't really keep a diary so this is basically it.

It also makes me feel good to share things with people that they find genuinely helpful. So the occasional interaction on here is cool too.

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And this is not my life
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