17. “I have developed social anxiety and it has caused me so much pain. It’s impossible to stay socialized and stay in touch, and whenever I do get the possibility to see someone, I turn it down because it would be too damn anxiety-inducing that I couldn’t handle the situation.”

“The awful thing is I’m a really social person, and I love my friends and family, but my newly developed social anxiety is making me hide myself and close of all connections because it’s too difficult! It’s impossible and I’m scared.”


(Thank you to buddleia for her suggestions to use an online forum for social anxiety disorder, set small goals every week like saying hi to a neighbor, and having a “champion” who holds you accountable and is there for you in your goals!)