Sincerely, Your Friend with Social Anxiety Disorder

Hi there,

It’s me, your friend with social anxiety disorder. I wanted to write to let you know that you matter to me. I’m sorry that I haven’t been in touch enough lately. I know it isn’t easy for you, and I’m trying to do better.

Sometimes it’s hard for me to see you. Sometimes I have to cancel plans or decline invitations. Sometimes I can’t pick up the phone when you call. Sometimes those ‘sometimes’ turn in to ‘all the time’. I know that’s hard for you. Please don’t take it to mean that I don’t care. I’m working hard to manage the symptoms of my disorder so that I can shower you with love and attention. Our friendship is important to me. You are important to me.

It’s okay if you don’t understand why I can’t always handle social situations and interactions. I have a hard time understanding it too. Thank you for being patient with me.

Sincerely,

Your friend with social anxiety disorder

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19 thoughts on “Sincerely, Your Friend with Social Anxiety Disorder

  1. I love this, so much. You approach everything with suxh compassion and empathy for other peoples experiences. Social anxiety is one of the aspects I hate the most about anxiety and I find it so hard to explain! Thank you for helping me have some dialogue when it comes to talking to others about how I feel. You’re a gift to everyone ❤

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  2. Ooh, I felt this. Wanting to talk, but being paralysed with fear. We’re not being cold, we’re overthinking everything and then it leads to thinking that we’re not good enough. Smh. It’s frustrating. And who you’re around can be make or break, the good people will understand and the others will take advantage.

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