I just moved seats twice in this coffee shop that I’ve been in for maybe five minutes.
It honestly breaks my little heart and causes the bricks to be stacks quicker on my burdened chest. My anxiety grows ten fold and the sickening voice inside my head won’t shut up. It’s like all that matters in my life is grey. And muted.
By investing in the opposite reaction to fear, you begin to build a habit of facing fears, accepting your uncomfortable emotions and openness to the possibility that social situations aren’t as life-threatening as your fears indicated.
We become incredibly attached. Once time has passed, and we are in a committed relationship, we become attached and clingy. Why? Because our anxiety tells us this relationship is temporary.
I need for anxiety not to control my entire life. I need for myself to be stronger.
My anxiety makes me hide in my own house whenever I hear a knock at the door.
You could be out with your girls for happy hour, or kicking back on a Sunday watching football with your best friends, when suddenly your heart beats at a scary rate, and you feel like you’re going to be sick. It’s really terrifying to experience this, especially when it seems to be coming out of nowhere.
Anyone going into a relationship with a socially anxious person should be given an instruction manual on how we operate in public.
I’m always living in the unknown. Always on edge just waiting for the floor to collapse under me. Always just waiting for the people I love to go away as soon as I feel stable. Always waiting for my happiness to disappear as soon as I learn how to smile again.
You very slowly let yourself open up to him. Once a few months have passed, you start letting your guards down. You know deep down that he deserves to know all of you, even the flaws and imperfections. He deserves to know all of you, even if you’re petrified for him to see all of you.