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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.
 

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Hello.

I wouldnt recommend the illegal substances, whatever you're using because that is liable to add to your dilemas. But hell yea i have similar feelings you feel. Many do on this site :sus. Its an ongoing battle
 

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Hey killingtime.

I agree with Dictionary, while illegal substances might feel like they help, they aren't, it will only hurt you more. That said, coming here as well as seeking professional help are definitely steps in the right direction.

And don't worry, you're not the only one who feels like you do. It might not seem like you see anyone in real life like this, but that's because a lot of us are REALLY good at hiding it and avoiding other people, since we have so much practice at it.
 

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Yes I for one am awesome at concealing it, well only in them situations where I can escape. Last month I went to another City. A friends house for a whole weekend, surrounded by all these people who I don't know, but who know eachother. I found ways to avoid situations, I hate doing it. Then there are those situations where you feel you must not escape, and I end up feeling like a weardo. Off course illegals are bad. You cannot maintain the consumption of them everyday for the rest of your life lol. No Im trying to steer clear now.
 

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Hey killingtime welcome. :hyper
 

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Welcome, KillingTime! :)
 
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