I have social anxiety. Have had it for ages, now trying to beat it. But things seem to always go wrong when I interact with people. So I just feel like giving up this struggle. People just don't like me. Something's terribly wrong with me. I feel like hiding even more now. For instance, I've tried volunteering recently. Tried designing a website for my music teacher. After seeing my design sketches she wouldn't contact me anymore. She's cancelled 2 lessons already. And she won't respond to my text messages or emails. I'm too afraid to call or visit her. How did I deserve to be treated this way? She literally ignores me. I tried my best with the website. What about our music lessons? Also, I don't understand how I'm supposed to behave (facial expressions, body language, etc.) when strangers approach me on the street. Like when a guy appears out of nowhere and asks odd questions, and then leaves. What am I supposed to think? I just feel like a complete idiot afterwards. Like I do my best to be social and friendly, but nobody ever asks me out. It's happened several times. They would just approach me and then ... Nothin'. So does this mean I'm ugly, stupid, etc.? May be I should just avoid talking to strangers next time? I'm having a hard time deciding what to do in such awkward situations. This is really frustrating. My self esteem is ruined after all these interactions. I just feel like hiding, but what kind of a life would that be... Any comments? I'd appreciate suggestions on how to deal with these situations, thanks.