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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm New Here

I am new. I have become very frustrated with my limited abilities. I noticed I can no longer even socialize properly online. I want to try, and I thought a social anxiety forum might be a good place. It seems that every time I try to interact with people online, I get backlash and teasing or I am completely ignored and I hate it because it reminds me of how grade school was.

I am very much open to constructive criticism because I really want to know how I come across online and if I seem rude or creepy. I have always had difficulties but I want to better understand if its pure anxiety or ignorance of social norms on top of that.

I haven't had friends or had a real conversation with anyone who's not family in a long time. I lost my internet skills because I have spent a long time away from posting anywhere. I was embarrassed by a lot of negative feedback as a preteen/teen and it drove me away but I can't use avoidance as a coping mechanism if I want to be better.

I see this post is pretty long compared to the other introduction posts so I apologize if that is inappropriate.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 11:07 PM
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Welcome to the site. Hope we can help. So how does SA affect you on a daily basis?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 09:06 AM
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Hey blankets, welcome to SAS.

Even if our scars donít match thereís no wrong you canít make better if you can figure out a way to change your mind.

And sure thereís things I regret not doing or doing. Those thoughts climb my spine like spiders, and then Iím really the stranger in my own bed,

and that ball of nervous gets pushed into every crack. Thatís whatís holding the bricks together.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 09:38 AM
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the problem is that no one here has good social skills 🤣

avoidance is my default, I'm great at it.

welcome to the site 🥳

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