I suffer from social anxiety for a long time I work but I hide it I hate letting anyone know my week

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Hi I'm now 35 and still suffering from this anxiety.. I find it hard to connect with family I make excuses not to see them as I feel a panic.but I work on checkout ,guess its easy when not put on spot.but this is defo from my childhood I guess I need to talk about it then feel so alone.

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    It is hard I spent virtually five years living in my bedroom or with parents and I found it hard because I am alot older and had to for finantial reasons.  I spent my time studying and eventually I burned out and went to hospital for a year.  I understand social anxiety and the only way out is to get out and overcome your fears.  Try walking somewhere and gradually increase the time you spend outside.


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    Hi Netty

    ​I'm Craig and your definately not alone. Are you on any meds, Anti depressants ectect, or any therapy such as CBT or NLP? both are talking therapies and I found them really usefull for building up a support network. You say it's defo from childhood, may I ask what it was that happened? Feel free to pm me if you'd rather the world not know.


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