Quick Note: Me & Them

    I’ve never felt that there was an “us” or “we” with anyone in my life. I’ve always felt like an outsider. Family is nice. Friends are nice. Even the odd acquaintance is nice. That’s where it ends. Even though I … Continue reading

A View of the Future and AvPD

On a Social Anxiety* forum, I recently came across a post about people who have Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD). The topic creator wanted to know about people who are in their 40s and 50s and how they are coping with … Continue reading

When It Comes to Friends… Pt 2

Maintaining friendships can be difficult for someone who doesn’t have the social skills to do so. There is the feeling that the person may not accept you as you are or that you are a blip on a person’s radar. Making … Continue reading

When it comes to friends… Pt. 1

It’s this time of year that I start tearing up at not having many friends. It’s part by choice and part by the way I am. I can be a bit picky and over the years I’ve learned that my … Continue reading

No Longer Apologizing for Who I Am

I think the dead give away that I am not very confident is my constant need to apologize for what I say and do. I do not particulary feel this is a requirement, but still, I tend to do things … Continue reading

This for That: A positive way to handle 3 areas of life w/ SA

As you know, and for those that don’t, people with SA experience tremendous difficulty through out their life, especially when social interactions are tossed in the mix. Simply sitting down for a meal in a restaurant can trigger anxiety. Every … Continue reading

Unsocial Gatherings: A gathering for those with social difficulties

Take a peek into the lives of the two admins of this blog. I’m Ashley, and he’s Alex, and we’re both here to tell you that we’re normal and deserve to be happy! We will discuss the challenges and various … Continue reading