My name is Kaitlin. I am 22 years old and married to an amazing guy for almost 4 years. I have a 2 year old daughter whom is my everything. I have been suffering from social anxiety for my entire life but it never really got intolerable until right after I had my baby at age 20. I then started planning my entire life around my husband, relying on him to work and for me to just be a stay-at-home mom. My anxiety basically took control of my life and my life revolved around it. I threw away all my plans of having a career in the future, making new friends, and all my hope for my future had vanished. I had about two jobs within the past two years and neither one worked out because I was too scared of confrontation from my managers because of a bad work performance (in my mind) or something else. I never called them and told them I quit. I was a "no call no show" on both jobs. After that, my sense of self-worth dropped significantly. I thought no one liked me, even if they have never spoken to me before. I believed I wasn't good enough for any job anywhere. I gave up. Recently, I sought help from a local clinic. My life has changed so much over the past two months. I have been taking my anti-anxiety medication everyday and have been going to therapy. I mean sure my anxiety hasn't completely gone away but it isn't controlling my life anymore. Right now, I really need to develop some social skills in order to make friends. My problem is I have NO idea what to say to people so I straight up avoid talking to people my own age that could possibly be a new friend. I highly recommend seeking help to any one of you all that has not. It might help and it might not but getting help is worth it!