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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Extreme anxiety of talking about myself

I am 28 and suffer from social anxiety. Ihave always been extremely nervous of sharing things about myself although the past few years i have gotten better at it.

i am particularly nervous right now with one person who i used to hang out in university and havent seen in 5 years. Sometimes he messages me on facebook and asks how im doing and i want to tell him that i have two nieces now but i have never told him i had an older brother in the states. I am scared of telling him and him being mad at why i didnt tell him before. My oldest brother is a phd so never wanted to talk about him for fear of standing out. I am extremely nervous people thinking i am rich.

I also never told this guy that i have a sister. This was for fear of making jokes about.my sister if he found her good looking.

Now i want to be open with this guy and really nervous he will be mad at me for never talking about my sister and older.brother before.

am i overreacting or do you think he will not care at all?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 01:10 PM
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I don't think he should be mad at all. It's not like he asked if you had a sister and you said no, right?

There are probably plenty of things that he hasn't told you about his life, especially if it's been 5 years. You shouldn't feel obligated to disclose everything about yourself all at once. So don't feel bad!
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Yes but ive known him from 2011 to 2014 and then messaged him on facebook since then
...sometimes he wants to hang out but i always put excuses because of this fear
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People dont get mad about that type of thing
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