If you don’t know what it means to have social anxiety...take note.
I took a huge step outside of my comfort zone by telling you about my social anxiety.
You appeared to understand...until it was time for you to invite me to social gatherings.
You said things like...
“Oh, there won’t be THAT many people.” “Don’t invite her. She doesn’t like being around people. She will never go.” “You can’t just go for a little while?”
You didn’t understand.
I lied my way out of social situations for years. I recently tried the truth instead. I don’t feel like it set me free.
Now, I’m being blunt. No. I don’t want to go. In fact, just don’t invite me anywhere. We honestly don’t need to be friends.
Social anxiety is not a joke. Social anxiety cannot be turned off. Social anxiety causes my chest to feel tight, and breathing can become difficult.
It causes severe anxiety. This causes me to easily become angered and frustrated, because I am so nervous. Next, I feel like the walls are closing in on me.
I don’t need unnecessary pain in my life. As the year comes to an end...so will a few so called friendships.