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    Pushing People Away

    I think people with anxiety/introverts have a tendency to do this because social interactions are exhausting. It's not necessarily because the other person's become boring or uninteresting to us, but because prolonged interaction is draining. At least this seems to be the case with me. The...
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    I am so depressed

    In my case, I think it's because my mind is so fast that it trips over itself, and I end up saying something that I didn't mean at all because there's too many words being thrown around in there. The only thing you can do is own up to it, say you're sorry, and if they decide to be assholes, then...
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    I am so depressed

    This reminds me of myself a few months back. I was hanging out with a couple of friends (one of them being a girl), and she was talking about how she goes out with friends and guys approach her, etc. Mind you, she's a bit overweight and very insecure about her appearance. I wanted to say "of...
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    Avoidance

    Probably CBT.
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    Valentines Day sucks

    We should all move to wherever lifesnotfair is from and we'd all just hang out.
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    Valentines Day sucks

    It's just another day. Take yourself out on a date and do something you enjoy.
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    I am so depressed

    It doesn't change overnight. It's a process. It's why so many people become discouraged. Keep at it, and eventually it'll become louder than the old processes.
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    I am so depressed

    That's awesome, dude. I think you've touched on an important 'fix': getting out of your own head. Once you do that, you stop focusing on your internal self-destructive dialogue, and focus on what actually matters.
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    Life is bullshit

    But what happened, exactly, to make you feel this way? What events took place in your life that were very unfair to you despite your best efforts?
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    Life is bullshit

    What happened throughout the course of your life to make you reach this conclusion?
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    Getting too shy

    Maybe it would be a good idea to embrace your shyness instead of becoming frustrated about it. Some people are more shy (shyer?) than others, some people are more introverted as well. Embrace it, and work on becoming more comfortable in situations that make you feel shy through exposure. If you...
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    This is my last post - Its positive!

    I like this type of post, because it's basically people saying "with hard work, it's possible to have it easier".
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    Avoidance

    Therapy.
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    Finally decided to get some professional help

    If they don't reply, try again, or visit their offices (or look for other places that use CBT).
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    What to do (just a little bit of advice needed, no big deal)

    You need practice. Adventure Time said it best: sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something. If you get discouraged after the first try, then it's almost impossible to get better.
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    Avoidance

    I didn't understand this part: However, my comment still stands: you're never gonna stop feeling anxious when it comes to new things. As Russ Harris put it in one of his books: the act of confidence comes first, and the feeling of confidence comes later.
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    Avoidance

    If you're going to wait until you're not anxious, then you'll never do anything.
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    Avoidance

    Feel the fear and do it anyway.
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    Share your poems?

    Your haikus are dope. I wrote this poem for my grandmother after she had a stroke: Setting Sail When they moved her upstairs from the ICU, she was still frail and unable to move, as if a handful of birds had flown from her limbs to chase Spring in a younger place. She was tired. We wrestled...
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    What to do (just a little bit of advice needed, no big deal)

    I think it's easier if you do things without any expectations. Say hello to her when you see her at the group, and just do the friendly 'how's it going?'. One of the things you could do, since both of you have anxiety in common, is to ask her how she copes, and what she does to get some relief...
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