Hello everyone. This is my first time on a SA forum. I have been struggling with this condition to varying degrees for most of my life. It's always been rather difficult to meet new people even when introduced by others. Meeting folks on my own? Not going to happen unfortunately. I hope together we can find a way forward. I am tired of the voice in my head who says I don't deserve the life of happiness I see my friends living. That cruel little monster who lives in my head eating all the happiness and poo-ing out misery and self-doubt.