Hi I'm new. I suffer from social anxiety and feel I cannot connect with people as easily as others. It's really hard for me to make friends and I only have a few friends. I never date and worry I'll never get relationship experience. I just feel awkward and cannot open up to people. I have only one family member and I feel suffocated by my loneliness. I want to force myself to be more social and join school clubs to meet people but I just can't make myself. I don't want to look back on my life with regrets but I can't make myself take the first steps.