Social anxiety- college

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by katieboro, Jun 28, 2009.

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  1. katieboro

    katieboro New Member

    HI, new here-

    TO sum it up, im 17 now (uk) when i was in yr 10 my friends manipulated me and turned there back on me so no one would talk to me anymore, so i lost confidence and social skills and i have so many fears. I went to a sixth form and hated it, so im going to start again in september, but i dont know where, i have practice days at a college coming up tomorrow.

    Basically is any one else in a similar boat, or could give me advice, so we could email each other etc, as i dont want to be unhappy forever.

    thanks for reading
  2. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    I'm in a similar boat. I had a good social life up until Sixth Form. Then, when i entered sixth form people started to shun me, ignoring me and making rumours about me. I became so miserable at Sixth Form but my mother didn't want to pull me out cos she thought if i could just pass my exams everything would be alright. But i didn't get the best grades so i decided i wanted a fresh start, and i'm going to one of two colleges in September that, i hope, will give me a better experience.
    I hope that you enjoy college, and that it is a much better experience for you than the last few years have been. If you want to talk further drop me a pm and i'll send you my email address :)
  3. colt45

    colt45 Well-Known Member

    College is not the same as high school. I hated high school. In college it is all about learning.

    it is fresh start.

    If you do group projects do not be a door mate and try to get out. Do not make the same mistakes that I made during my college years.

    I do not know if that helps you out any but it is the best advice I can come up with
  4. Help me please

    Help me please Well-Known Member

    I know it sounds like BS, but college is a lot different from Highschool. I was picked on a lot in HS. I hated everyone, even my friends. When I hit college I fell in with the right crowd of people, (Not so much the "Right" Crowd, but one were our personality's clicked.) And for the first time ever, I was popular, I got invited to parties, asked on dates (Which I declined. . Lol. . ) and I was happy (Whenever I had distraction) That first year was the best year of my life. And I'd do it over again, if given the chance, in a heart beat.

    So what I'm saying is, don't sweat it you'll find yourself.
  5. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    Actually college in the UK I believe is similar to high school in the UK.The equivilance of college in the US would be Univesity in the UK. I have the same problem as you so I can't really offer you much advice other than keep trying to make friends.
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