Is there anyone else out there who struggles with Social Anxiety?
It's really starting to frustrate me. People always ask me why I'm so quiet, mum always gets frustrated at me when we go to family get togethers and I don't speak to anyone. I find it really hard to talk to anyone except my close friends and my sisters. I have 2 good friends and 1 good friend at work, but I don't ever see him outside of work. One of my friends I have known my whole life so I'm not shy around her, the other friend I wasn't comfertable talking to for year, but she never shuts up so I soon felt okay around her. My friend at work, I never spoke to him untill we went to a work do and got drunk. We walked home drunk together. The only time I ever seem to have confidence is when I'm drunk, it's the only time I talk to people. When I'm sober and people talk to me my mind goes blank and I dont know what to say or how to answer questions. I speak really quietly and I have a shaking problem so I noticibly shake. I can't figure out how to start a conversation or keep one going and I get so nervous when someone tries with me and i feel relieved when they walk away. But I really want to make friends, and I feel like a fool becaause they're trying hard to be my friend and I'm afraid they might think I'm unfriendly because I don't talk to them. But I really want to make friends and just be able to talk! It's really frustrating me because all I want to do is talk and it seems so simple but for me it's really hard!