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I need some advice. I've been having issues with social anxi

I need some advice. I've been having issues with social anxiety for sometime now. i have these kinda distant friendships and I just started texting and talking on the phone again with them after years of no contact. I was so depressed for so long I didn't think they'd even be interested in having friendship with me anymore. I seem to build this expectation up so bad it feels like I'm judging myself so harshly. I feel like I don't now how to be around others now. In fact the only setting that sounds comfortable is if I was playing music with others maybe I just need to seek new friendships too.

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ayy_it_me's picture
[645]
Apr 15

Kindling old friendships is a great thing! The history helps avoid the awkward "getting to know you" stage. New friendships are delicate and more complicated, but you should definitely try. Be yourself, whoever that may be, you'll find the right people.

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[235]
Apr 15

Thanx so much. I think the thing that was getting me was this weird expectation of having the same type of friendship with them. I have aniexty issues and I can think way too hard about fantasies of having the same tight friendship. But I realize people grow apart. I think I’m judging it too much

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ayy_it_me's picture
[645]
Apr 15

I totally get it with the expectations thing. Remember that every person you meet will be different and provide a different style of friendship. Nothing will be cookie cutter perfect and simple

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