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Social anxiety

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WhatInTheWorld76 Mon 04-Jul-16 20:30:34

I avoid all social situations and I don't know how to break out of this disabling habit. I do have a serious weight problem which contributes a lot to the anxiety but I don't know how to get better at being social. I think the anxiety started when I put weight on originally going from a 10 to a 12, 12 to 14 and so on. Now I'm a size 22 and I haven't seen some friends since I was a 10 due to the shame.I am so cripplingly ashamed.

I fear social arrangements as if they are life-threatening. I become so anxious I feel physically sick then I have a legitimate reason to not attend.

Has anyone managed to improve their social anxiety and if so then how?

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