Living Abroad and Social Anxiety

This is probably one of my biggest decisions and risks I have taken so far. I came to England on my own nearly 9 years ago, and I have to say that I really enjoy living and studying here. However, my social anxiety does kick in from time to time and I do occasionally make up excuses for not going out and avoiding people. Sometimes I do this just to avoid conversations or seeing people. Do you do the same?

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  • I moved to England 8 years ago and can relate to your experience. Whilst I wouldn't say that I'm a particuarly anxious person in most social situations, adapting to a new culture and way of life can make socialising difficult at times. Thankfully, I've found a great group of friends that I feel I can be myself with now, which makes all the difference.

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