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Old 18th June 2019, 16:33
Ghost_ Ghost_ is offline
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Default Sick of feeling like I don't exist!

Hello SAUK

As I said in the title I'm sick of feeling like I don't exist so thought I'd sign up to the forum. I used to come on here years ago but spent a lot of time lurking, trying to challenge myself to reach out to people more! Just feel like I'm crap at talking to people online.

Suffered with SA since my teens and I'm 31 now and so, so sick of it. Never seem to meet anyone else that suffers with it badly, I'm always the quietest person in the room. I guess we're all too busy hiding

Anyway, be nice to chat with you all
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Old 18th June 2019, 17:16
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Welcome back to the forum
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Old 18th June 2019, 18:35
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Just feel like I'm crap at talking to people online.

Suffered with SA since my teens and I'm 31 now and so, so sick of it. Never seem to meet anyone else that suffers with it badly, I'm always the quietest person in the room.
You wouldn't be the quietest person in the room if I was there Ghost
I never seem to meet people that are so badly affected either. How has SA affected your life? It's had a dreadful effect on mine.

Welcome back. I'm new here too.
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Old 18th June 2019, 21:16
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Hi Ghost, I feel like that sometimes, and still have trouble posting on here & I've been here years.
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Old 20th June 2019, 16:56
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Welcome back to the forum
Thanks Indigo

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You wouldn't be the quietest person in the room if I was there Ghost
I never seem to meet people that are so badly affected either. How has SA affected your life? It's had a dreadful effect on mine.

Welcome back. I'm new here too.
Hey Roisin, glad to hear that I'm not the only very quiet person! It has affected every area of my life really. I find it particularly difficult to hold down a job, which hasn't helped my self esteem as I feel like people look down on me for it.

Anything that involves communicating with others, I find it hard to make friends. It's just so difficult!


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Hi Ghost, I feel like that sometimes, and still have trouble posting on here & I've been here years.
Hey Humphrey , it's funny isn't it, a lot of people find chatting online easier but I don't seem to!
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Old 20th June 2019, 19:22
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Hey Ghost, welcome..!

Try a few posts yourself and see if you get into the swing of things. Your comments above come across as relaxed, friendly and open. Maybe you judge yourself harshly? Jump into the forum and enjoy
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Old 20th June 2019, 20:20
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Hey Ghost, welcome..!

Try a few posts yourself and see if you get into the swing of things. Your comments above come across as relaxed, friendly and open. Maybe you judge yourself harshly? Jump into the forum and enjoy
Hey anewyear, thanks that's nice of you to say.

I think I just overanalyse everything, jumping in is probably the way forward
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Old 21st June 2019, 08:53
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I feel the same way. I always hope there will be someone in the room that looks as if they are having the same problems as me, but there never is. Being with others always makes me feel worse about myself. When I am on my own I can build myself up and tell myself I am ok but the next time I'm out the anxiety takes over and all I am left with is the embarrassment I feel afterwards and the ever-increasing dread of having to go through it again. Sorry to be so negative but it does get you down.
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Old 21st June 2019, 17:03
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hi ghost i feel the same way
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Old 21st June 2019, 18:25
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Hi Ghost Welcome back to the forum
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Old 21st June 2019, 20:13
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Hey Jenny55 and AireleeBray at least we aren't alone in feeling like this.

Hi Tubbs, thanks
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Old 24th June 2019, 14:27
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Hey anewyear, thanks that's nice of you to say.

I think I just overanalyse everything, jumping in is probably the way forward
I see your post count has gone to 21 and counting. Good on ya..! Hope you're enjoying this place
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Old 27th June 2019, 17:09
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I see your post count has gone to 21 and counting. Good on ya..! Hope you're enjoying this place
Haha thanks anewyear

I am enjoying the forum, just trying to remind myself to keep posting!
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Old 4th July 2019, 18:29
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Mate, I know the feeling. People walk past you and look the other way when they see me. I'm not that bad a person!
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Old 4th August 2019, 19:41
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Welcome back . I usually feel like the quietest person in the room too and itís not a good feeling. Someone on here once said Iím not ďavoidantĒ as I was posting so much.... but mostly people in real life treat me as if I donít exist. It does feel sometimes like iím Ghostly.. a whiter shade of pale.
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Old 18th August 2019, 18:09
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Welcome!
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Old 18th August 2019, 21:04
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Hey welcome back Ghost
I'm another one who feels the same way.
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