Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Changing your life…

…Happens with you. Not with other people, not with better circumstances. When you have social anxiety, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of thinking where you’re desperate for someone to break through and relieve your loneliness, for someone to … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Loneliness: How to Make Friends When You’re Shy and Lonely

One of the biggest detractors from your quality of life when you have social anxiety, besides the anxiety itself, is loneliness.  The pain of not having any friends can begin to gnaw away at your sense of self, leaving you … Continue reading

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Are You the Only Person in the World with Social Anxiety?

Are you completely alone?  Convinced that NOBODY in the world knows the horrors of social anxiety the way you do?  Do you feel like a complete outcast who nobody will ever be able to understand? Then watch this: Now, if … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Dating: How to Start Dating Successfully When You Have Social Anxiety

Social anxiety and dating are often thought of as mutually exclusive. If the mating ritual is hard for a shy person,the idea of dating can be downright terrifying for someone who has social anxiety disorder. So much of what happens … Continue reading

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Shyness and Social Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Photo Credit: alexanderdrachmann, CC BY-SA, via Flickr Many people are confused by and misguided on the difference between shyness and social anxiety.  They are related, but they definitely aren’t the same thing. Here are some of the essential features that … Continue reading

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