Anyone here isolated themselves for a longer period of time? - Social Anxiety Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone here isolated themselves for a longer period of time?

(Hope this is the right forum section for this thread)
So because of my SA (actually more Social Phobia, don't know the real differentiation here, i guess SP is more severe for one thing) and subsequent self-initiated isolation, i "lost" quite some time in social and other matters. After reading through this forum a little, i think many of you are able to relate. Of course this is another factor that destructively affects the way i deal in social situations. (and also professional of course, because of the gap in my curriculum vitae)
In essence, i can't shake off the thought that i'm a loser, because people in my age group have generally accomplished way more than me at this point. (Beginning stages of studying, or working already- I'm from Germany btw)
It would be nice to hear some advice from you guys, if you're in the same situation as me, or have dealt with the same situation.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 02:19 PM
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I too used to have one big gap on my CV, anxiety ensured that for me.

I guess the key word here is "acceptance".

Accept you can't change the past, accept you are not everyone else, accept you want a better life.

It won't be easy, but the rest will come.

Hope it helps
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