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Offline melissajane

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I'm Melissa and I have social anxiety disorder
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:16:42 AM »

My names Melissa I'm 21 years old from Sydney and I have suffered from Social Anxiety Disorder since I was a child.
I've always felt different like I just didn't fit since I was little and I've carried this with me into my adult life. I feel comforted joining the site knowing theres others that can relate to the way I think and feel I guess I always thought I was just like this its who I am and no one would ever understand. I want more than anything to get on living the life Ive always dreamed of, free of debilatating thoughts and boundaries to everything I do but it feels very much out of reach. With no close friends and very little family it feels like I'm alone with this. I'd like to make some good friends here that accept me for who I am :)
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Re: I'm Melissa and I have social anxiety disorder
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 06:09:32 AM »
Welcome to the forum. You have landed in the right place. I am sure you will make loads of new friends. Nobody here judges anybody else. We all have our problems. And we do our best to help each other out. So take your time to have a look around the forum. You might see a topic that interets you. Feel free to join in with any topic at all. Everything is done at your own pace. Then we have the chatroom too. A good gallery and blogs and a few games. So plenty to do. So have fun and enjoy.
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Re: I'm Melissa and I have social anxiety disorder
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 09:54:00 AM »
Hello Melissa,   :action-smiley-065:  :action-smiley-065:

Welcome,  sure you will find this site helpful and supportive.

Social anxiety sure can reek havoc in your life.  Your intrusive thoughts
can be debilitating only if you let them.  Do what makes you happy and
don't let anxiety run your life.  Everything you want isn't out of reach, 
it is only out of reach if you choose it to be.  Anxiety is curable.

I was diagnosed with social anxiety and know the feeling of not being
able to do the things I want to.  I accepted my anxiety,  now I do what
I choose to do regardless of the emotions I feel.  I ignore the emotions
because I realize they are false and not true emotions.

A quote I read:  I am responsible for what I see.  I choose the emotions
I experience.

Once again,  welcome
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Re: I'm Melissa and I have social anxiety disorder
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 04:45:52 PM »
I know you will find lots of support here. 

Also you can post your favorite picture in the Members Gallery.

Check out an introductory post on, "When you think no one understands this."........Link:,9100.0.html

Lots to do here~ 

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