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5 Regular Things Socially Anxious People Struggle With

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  1. As I read through each of the points, a knot in my stomach formed. I recognized that after the hundreds of articles I have read about what condition might sum up my troubles, this one hits it right on the Head!
    The hardest to read was the one on a lack of mental barriers that keep us dependent on others. After a really difficult divorce in 2010 (acute rejection!!!), I have only just begun to let go of this dependency and vicious cycle.
    Ouch!!! The truth hurts, but it helps for continued growth.

    • I’m glad to hear that you found value in this article, even though it also elicited some unpleasant feelings and realizations. Growth can be really painful and uncomfortable sometimes.

      All the best!

  2. This article hit home with me also. I grew up in a controlling environment. When I was 7, I lost sight in my right eye. My dad was overly sympathetic, my mom told me to get over it and don’t worry about the testing I received. This has made me socially anxious, as I’m sure everyone is judging me on my scarred eye. I’m 67, and hesitant to meet new people as I’m sure they’re thinking I’m hideous. Mean time I’ve lost my voice to spasmodic dysphonia and have trouble communicating.


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