I completely ignored/avoided someone today..feeling guilty

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I was sat in the dentist's waiting room today when someone who I used to work with (and got on well with) came in and sat down. I pretended I didn't see her and completely ignored her. We were sat there for what felt like an eternity. I didn't want to have to talk to her as I would have to lie and pretend I'm ok when in reality I'm a mess and have been for a long time. I could feel myself panicking and feeling sick and dizzy, when I eventually saw the dentist I was barely listening to her talking about the treatment I need, it felt like a dream sequence. My old colleague didn't deserve this, she must think I'm so rude and ignorant. I feel ashamed.

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    Hello Bee, we have all done this, i have sometimes and because like yourself  i haven't felt well and didn't want to say i was ok when i wasnt. Anyway your old collegue didnt make any effort to speak to you, so don't feel guilty. It is not worth worrying about. I have even avoided family because i didn't want to speak to them. I am sure others have done the same to me. Move on. If in the future you see this collegue, say i am sorry i didnt speak on the day in question if you feel you want to. 

    Elizabeth.

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    We have all done this before. It's just human nature sometimes. We just don't feel like talking on and occasions and you don't need to feel guilty. I also agree with everyone wlse, this friend made no effort to speak to you either!
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    Thanks for the replies, I was so caught up in my own anxiety I didn't think about the fact that she didn't speak to me either. The very few times I'm out and I see someone I recognise I always avoid/hide from them. I guess it was just so much more intense because we were in an enclosed space and I really panicked and made myself feel so ill. It makes me not want to leave the house just in case I see someone.
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    Totally understand how you would feel. I too do this a lot. Sometimes just going out of the house is hard enough to deal with Never mind polite conversation. Don't worry any more and try and forget it she will have xxx
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