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Texting is really really hard for me. When I send someone a text, and they don't respond within a few hours, it takes all I have in me to not send another one saying "I'm really sorry if I sounded ______" and stuff like that.

Sometimes, when I'm with a guy I like, I apologize profusely for everything, and after a couple of hours I feel the urge to get away from him.

Is this social Anxiety? and if so, how do you guys handle it?
 
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Then they tell you not to apologize, and you apologize for apologizing, amirite? :p
 

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Okay so maybe I'm in the right place for this....finally....
It is called "reassurance seeking", and can be a symptom of OCD or other mental illnesses. It's best treated using ERP(exposure response prevention) therapy. Good luck.
 

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I'm like this with girls and they don't seem to like it either. It almost seems like I need to change or something.
 

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I do agree

It is called "reassurance seeking", and can be a symptom of OCD or other mental illnesses. It's best treated using ERP(exposure response prevention) therapy. Good luck.
You nailed that Dr. House, but I - who do that incessantly in the workplace, due to a bullying issue that sent me over the edge, believe a lot of why I do it in the workplace is to be assured that who ever's reassurance I am seeking is not going to become my next bully. Kind of a defense mechanism and it is NOT helpful, it drives your coworkers away or to want to keep you at arms length. Professional help and time will overcome it - patience is key!

How does that prayer go... God grant me the patience to know the difference...
 
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