Hello from my first post.
Social anxiety is a hard and saddening experience for me. I’ve had it all my life. Though when I was younger I was somewhat more socially involved. Now that I’m approaching 60, not only is my age hitting me hard, but the loneliness is too. I know there’s a lot of social groups out there to connect with. It’s easy to do so on the Internet. Yet in person my fear of being a joiner is overwhelming. I am hoping I can address this. I want to live a happier quality of life. I am hoping there’s others out there that can relate. I don’t want to live my life on the pity pot. Nor do I want to be involved with anyone who is. But I’m looking to connect with other people that seek help and support to conquer (or a fascimile thereof) social anxiety and who can share living a better social life. I’m in a primary Gay relationship (for decades). Yet that’s not enough. I just need support to help me move beyond my social fears instead of chosing to be a homebody. If anyone can relate I welcome your input.