Hi there everyone. I'm new to this site. Well social anxiety. Im sure we have all, well maybe not yet, but Im sure some of you like me have hit that wall. My social skills, I don't think I have any. I don't even know if this negative statement is really true. I'm hoping its part of my negative outlook but I really feel like they have diminished. I feel I have no friends. I have people who I can text and be like lets go out but I physically can't do this because I find having a conversation/feeling comfortable/enjoying socialising impossible. Even the things that I do enjoy doing, sports, there is always that interaction with people, that making friends, I just cant do it. Ive forgotten how one makes a friend, I don't feel comfortable in anyone's presence apart from a close relation of mine and his partner. Yeah its great that I have them two but I can't be around them all the time. Another things: 'facebook'. God I hate it. What a lame invention. You are bombarded with people interacting. I know a lot of it is fake. I read a thread earlier which was about not being bothered with friends anymore. tonight I saw a friend. Ive know this person about 5 months. I just don't have anything to say to her. We don't share the same interests. I think my mental illness have made me withdraw from everything though. Nothing makes me happy. Yes so I've hit that wall. You know its bad when you are relying on illegal substances to get you through a conversation. To get you through a day of having to socialise. It feels great but I know its bad. Anyway can anyone relate? I don't know one single real life person who feels the way I do. People must hide it well I guess. Its so debilitating!. I'm still waiting for my appointment to see a 'cognitive psychologist'. This has threw me a lifeline. Without this I don't know how I'd cope.