Tag: social anxiety

What’s wrong with me? I’m so shy

December 29, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A shy young woman asks for advice because she feels so socially awkward.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY – Too Shy? A Resource for Children and their Parents (contest ended)

December 20, 2016 | By | 25 Replies Continue Reading
BOOK GIVEAWAY – Too Shy? A Resource for Children and their Parents (contest ended)

Is your child too shy? Many parents worry because their children lack confidence and seem self-conscious.

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Depressed with no friends

October 29, 2016 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A stay-at-home 51-year-old single mom is depressed with no friends and asks advice.

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When making new friends is a struggle

March 23, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

For people who are shy and not very outgoing, making new friends can be a struggle

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Entering university without any friends

October 10, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries about sending her 17-year-old son off to school without any friends.

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My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

September 29, 2013 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

November 20, 2012 | By | 9 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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Shy all my life: Will it just go away?

My whole life, I have been painfully shy. Somehow, I managed to have quite a few friends in my really young life–preschool and kindergarten days. In first grade, my family and I moved to another town, and I was forced to start over. Entering a new class halfway through the school year definitely made the shyness that I seemed to be outgrowing stick around but again, I still managed to form some pretty good friendships eventually.

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Why can’t I make friends?

December 16, 2011 | By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recognizing a persistent pattern, a reader asks “Why can’t I make friends?”

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Friendship in a Box: What’s going on?

April 21, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven’t seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two years ago in a support group. We both lost our husbands to illness in their prime. Needless to say, we feel connected in a way that is […]

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