New and alone
I'm 43 and have had social anxiety for a long time. It hasn't gotten better over the years, it has gotten much worse. I just left my job after struggling as the social pariah there. My two co-workers, whom I thought I was working with well, accidentally sent a text in which they were talking negatively about me to a group text that accidentally included me. Oops on their part. I left, I just can't go back. I'm so quiet and awkward and, at this point, fragile. I've lived in this cliquish town for 10 years and do not have one single friend. So, I'm here. I'm here to talk to others, to maybe learn a little something, and to not feel totally alone.