Tag: shyness

Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

Published: September 4, 2021 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading
Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

A young woman writes “I’ve been shy all my life.” She wonders whether those feelings will ever go away on their own.

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Lacking communication skills to make friends

Published: November 13, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A young man feels he’s never had the communication skills to start and maintain relationships.

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14-year-old who feels worthless and has trouble making friends

Published: March 26, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading

If you are feeling worthless and depressed, it can be hard to be friendly.

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My daughter has no friends at a new school

Published: October 20, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that her daughter hasn’t gotten involved with classmates at a new school.

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Making Friends When You Are Shy

Published: April 9, 2013 | Last Updated: September 3, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling shy can make it difficult to meet new people and make friends. Shyness may simply indicate a quiet sensibility, may stem from feeling awkward and not knowing what to do, or perhaps reflect lack of a good self-image.

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Published: November 20, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Social Anxiety can make it difficult to make and sustain friendships. I’m very appreciative to one of the readers of this blog, Jane, for her courage in sharing this post in the hope it would be useful to others.

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Sophisticated Lady

Published: January 18, 2009 | Last Updated: January 18, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First, thank you for a wonderful website. Second, I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps I have a higher need for interaction than most people. I’m turning 40 and when my husband mentioned throwing me a birthday party I realized I have no dear […]

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Reader Q & A: More than shy—could it be social anxiety?

Published: October 25, 2008 | Last Updated: August 10, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Social anxiety is one factor that can make it difficult to make and keep friends.

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Rx for making friends: One small step at a time

Published: September 27, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Anyone who is shy knows how difficult it can be to enter a room, a cocktail party, a classroom, or any other new situation and come face-to-face with a room full of strangers. I recently experienced this discomfort when I signed up for a Scrabble course at my local library. I immensely enjoy playing the […]

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