I finally decided to join. I have suffered from social anxiety for as long as I can remeber. I was bullied a lot in school and because of that it caused me to not want to talk to people. I just hope that I can find people who understand what I go through. I currently have no one. My mom doesn't understand she just thinks that I am a horrible person because I have no friends and have a difficult time talking to people. My sister treats me the same way. My dad (who understood me) passed away 7 years ago. I miss him a lot. Since his death his brothers and sisters treat me like I am not family because according to them I was not my dads favorite daughter. I just wish I had a friend to talk to.