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Anxiety

I have been dealing with social anxiety for a long time now. I have really low self esteem and feel really bad about myself. I'm always scared to say no to people because I'm scared they won't like me. I care to much about what everyone else thinks of me. I try to overcome it but my brain is always telling me I'm not enough.. My husband and I started going to church recently. I was hopeful they would offer some support or help me overcome this but no one there hardly talks to me so it's hard to make friends. I get really nervous going because I'm not comfortable around the people there yet. I hope I can find support here (: and maybe can even offer my support to others.

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Yasss! I deal with social anxiety as well and it always sucks because it goes on and off.. I really feel like it depends on the energy in the room... hmm

Well I can relate, I have been on a trip for 6 months now and I have to meet new people every 3 months. It’s nerve recking and I always feel like I’m imposing on a family that has already been going on. My self esteem gets in the way most of the time.

We recently had a staff retreat and I finally realized we are all ACTUALLY human and it was great! But then after all the activities were over I felt all weird again and it’s because of the anxiety which leads to me shutting my happy self away from the people I’m around. People ask me, are you okay? Then I’m like, please don’t.. I think I should just tell people how I react to those situations so they know they don’t have to interfere. Because I know it’s on the inside where I can transform. It’s so hard though.

Thank you for letting me vent. It feels like someone is listening. And I am very happy that you shared :)

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Thank you for replying 😁I'm glad to know I am not the only one dealing with this. I hope it gets better for you

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I have it also! It's to the point where I hate even going to the store. I just always feel so awkward unless I'm around people that I know. Even during the holidays when we see my husbands family, it gets really bad. You are not alone! It doesn't help that because I also have anxiety and I don't go many places, I lost friends over the years. Now I am a stay at home mom and I don't really have a chance to connect with people, and when I do have the chance, I have no idea what to do or say! It can be very frustrating.

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