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  1. Jack D

    Practical Advice Wanting to isolate myself from friends

    I will need to explain a few things first so that I can get the right advice for this context, sorry for the long read. Until a few weeks ago, I used to be fairly cold and stubborn when it came down to what was on my mind and refusing to talk about things with anybody until I basically had a...
  2. Beyond_Χάρη

    Young Teens

    Hey, If you are a young teen like me *hiya this is a place for you. -Benjamin Franklin
  3. RedTerminator13

    I could only date someone that has picture evidence they have dated someone with a smaller penis

    I do not trust anybody that says they've been with someone smaller 4-5 inches vs 6-7 and enjoyed it more. I hate dating, I hate pornography, I hate how men have it so much harder than women just because of stupid genetics. Why couldn't everyone just have a generic size, the world would be a much...
  4. F

    TL;DR - Divorced and Alone

    I suffer from Bipolar II, PTSD and chronic anxiety. When I started dating my ex-wife in 2015 I told her all about it and explained it in as much detail as I could. I'm up front about it when meeting someone new for a relationship because I know firsthand that it is not easy living with someone...
  5. Lastsunset

    Thank you message

    Hi members of SF 👋 I might be over-doing it here but I wanted to just thank the group as a whole for existing in the first place, and the awesome community that has been cultivated here. This is very much first and foremost because of the guidelines that have been set in place and the admins and...
  6. LostGirl22

    I was having a good day

    I was feeling really good about myself after therapy yesterday. i felt really positive and happy for once. I contacted my friends again, I made plans to meet up, I didn't stay locked in my room today, I indulged in sweets. That kind of stuff. Once upon a time they were normal stuff. But here I...
  7. adeadhikikomori

    NEET

    What are your guys thoughts on NEETS? for those who don't know NEET is an acronym from The UK. it stands for Not In Employment Education Or Training it refers to people who are unemployed not in school and not in vocational training. I have been a NEET for 5 years now i used to go outside...
  8. adeadhikikomori

    I don't know what to do anymore

    Anybody else on here have a legit fear of other people or feel like you're so socially inept to the point where you can not communicate with the majority of other people? My mom and social worker came to visit today they were giving me crap about not leaving the house and not working i feel...
  9. FiveAs_

    "Love yourself"

    "You look beautiful" means nothing unless you believe it So stop telling me that tight black dress looks good on me because honestly I feel disgusting in it And it's too tight around my belly to the point where it makes me want to puke everything I ever ate And stop telling me "love yourself"...
  10. CBunny9

    Is pushing people away basically a fight or flight response?

    Like I noticed today I was in a great mood and decided I wanted to visit my bf at work. I’ve been in a funk the past few days and haven’t wanted to be around anyone, even him. But I figured since I was feeling a bit better I would visit. As soon as I was with him I felt all my walls go up. I...
  11. OverlyAnxious

    Found out something I thought was normal was a symptom

    So I've been chatting with my therapist and I mentioned that some of the things I do, things I either thought were normal or were just casual quirks, and he said these were actually symptoms of my anxiety. For example, I tend to be very compulsive in hand washing. I'll wash my hands dozens of...
  12. adeadhikikomori

    I hate my life and myself

    Where do i start? well first off i hate my life and myself i was never meant for this world my birth was an accident. I have been let down hard by the system and people in general as well way too many times and i feel i am not compatible with society due to all the pressure stress and trauma...
  13. adeadhikikomori

    Hikikomori Japan's bedroom shut-ins

    I am curious as to what other users on this forum think about the hikikomori phenomenon in Japan? For those who don't know hikikomori is a social condition caused by a group of symptoms that result in the affected individual withdrawing from society and living in isolation in their...
  14. adeadhikikomori

    I Need To Vent

    Hello this is only my second thread on this site and i feel like i need to vent this is probably the most appropriate place to do so so i decided to make a thread here. Anyway i want to start off by saying that i hate the western Neet and Hikikomori communities that exist on the internet why...
  15. adeadhikikomori

    Hello

    Hello i'm new here and i am a bit scared to post here but here it goes i am 25 years old and have been living as a hikikomori for about 2 years now for those who don't know hikikomori is a social condition in which the affected individual isolates themselves from society at home in their room...
  16. B

    anxiety working in a group but trying hard to make it

    hi, here I am again asking for life advice... I have bad experience with feeling uncomfortable working in a group for one project. Once, I was in a theatre group as one of the choir, and somehow I got into certain awkward situation and couldn’t really talk with anyone in the group. I got...
  17. Hendrica

    55 years old, unable to work

    I am struggling because of major depressive disorder, anxiety, hypomania, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I dread every day and cannot find purpose. I feel tremendous guilt and worthlessness because I am not working and on disability. I have five more years until I can get on full...
  18. Rafs

    Be Thankful.

    So I've recently started writing whatever comes to my mind when I'm feeling more anxious and depressed as a way to calm me down and help me relax. I'll just share something I just now finished writing as I think it can help anyone struggling right now. Much love everyone, hugs. -Be Thankful...
  19. SeaOfSorrow504

    Anxiety is keeping me from learning how to drive.

    I just turned 24 years old and I still do not know how to drive a car..which is pretty embarrassing to me.. when I turned of driving age my parents didn't bother teaching me to drive they always said I wasn't ready and couldn't handle it.. So I never really had the desire. One of my boyfriend's...
  20. Depressed in SF

    Bipolar 2

    I've recently been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. For those who aren't aware of the differences between Bipolar 1 & 2, here's the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_II_disorder I'd previously been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with acute...
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