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Social Anxiety at the Gym: How to Be More Socially Confident and Lessen Your Anxiety at the Gym

If you have social anxiety, the thought of going to the gym for a good workout might give you the jitters. You might wonder how you’ll possibly get through your exercise regimen with other people around–people who, you might imagine, … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety in College: How to Begin College Successfully as a Young Adult with Social Anxiety

The college years are often thought of as the most exciting times of a young person’s life–and that’s for more than just the education.  It’s the time we’re supposed to “find ourselves”, have fun, and learn how to communicate with … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety at Parties: How to Become More Engaged at Parties if You Have Social Anxiety

Parties are a part of life for many people–they’re fun occasions to gather with friends, meet new people, and dive into some interesting conversations.  However, if you have social anxiety at parties, such events can seem “forbidden” to you. The … 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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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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