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Iím a 39 year old male from Texas. Iíve been silently suffering with Social Anxiety for most of my life, but never understood that it was SA. I was always told I was just a shy quiet person. It wasnít until a couple years ago that I realized it was so much more than that. Itís difficult when others donít understand what you are feeling. I look forward to meeting new people who know what itís like to live with SA.
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Hello,

Iím a 39 year old male from Texas. Iíve been silently suffering with Social Anxiety for most of my life, but never understood that it was SA. I was always told I was just a shy quiet person. It wasnít until a couple years ago that I realized it was so much more than that. Itís difficult when others donít understand what you are feeling. I look forward to meeting new people who know what itís like to live with SA.
Welcome. So how does SA affect you on a daily basis? Does it make it difficult job wise, making friends and dating?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2020, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah it has effected my life in several ways. Job wise I’ve held several jobs but never long term, even though I do have a college degree I can’t put it to use because the interview process is really difficult for me. I really don’t have any friends...not in the way most people have friends. I can’t seem to open up myself emotionally to people for fear of being judged, the same goes for dating, if I do find someone I’m interested in it takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to be totally open. My way of thinking is I’m gonna walk away from a situation even if it’s a good one before I get rejected or hurt in some way.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2020, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for sharing your experiences, I appreciate it. That’s why I’m here to learn ways to deal with anxiety from individuals who have experienced it and how they have successfully moved forward 🙂
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