So at college I have a couple of friends there that all semester long keep inviting me to go to their parties but I can't do it. I've been to a couple of the first ones and just sat there so afraid to say anything and even when someone came to talk to me whether they were complete strangers or the friends that I'm talking about I would just get so nervous and trip over my own words and generally embarrass myself. The second time I went I ended up leaving without saying goodbye to anyone cause I just couldn't deal with it. I've been avoiding their parties ever since but they keep insisting that I go. I'm just afraid they may start to be taking it the wrong way and think that I hate them or something. Should I just force myself to go? Has anyone else been in this situation before?