Tag: social anxiety

Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

Published: September 4, 2021 | By | 13 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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What’s wrong with me? I’m So Shy

Published: December 29, 2016 | Last Updated: February 22, 2021 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)

Published: December 20, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 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

Published: October 29, 2016 | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A stay-at-home 51-year-old single mom is depressed with no friends; the relationship between depression and social anxiety is complicated. 

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When making new friends is a struggle

Published: March 23, 2014 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: October 10, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: September 29, 2013 | Last Updated: 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

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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Why can’t I make friends?

Published: December 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 24, 2013 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?

Published: April 21, 2010 | Last Updated: 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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