People with social anxiety, have you moved out of your parents place? social anxiety improved because of this?

There are a lot of things that are keeping me in my parents house anyways besides my SA. I think I could move out if I had a direction and had a decent job. but when I move out I know that I will have nobody, and it's not like I really talk to anybody other than myself anyways.

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  • move out & find what makes you happy and lets you live your life how you want to live it.

    decide to be a different person if you want. stay the same person if you want.

    you can decide to do what you want.

    perhaps look for a job at a place where you can meet people & have social interaction.

    if you move out, then who will know what your past life has been like? view this as an opportunity to change and start new. go out, find things you like to do and just talk to new people about anything.

    you already know what your issue is with your social anxiety. work on these issues. at the same time, do not let your anxiety be the main thing in your life. find something that keeps your mind off of it and it will start to go away.

    fwiw I was always & still occasionally revert to my very introverted, reserved, quiet self. when I moved away I was miserable for several months. then I just decided that I wasn't going to live like that. I decided that even if I meet people and they reject me, I still had made contact with people and used it as a way to learn about my social awkwardness. I started making a couple friends and soon after this I had my first girlfriend. so it can be good to move out. just be sure to view it as an opportunity.

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  • I was a shy teenager then at the age of 19 I moved out in to my own place which forces you to become independant and reliable. You don't have anyone else to rely on and therefore I forced myself to become more confident and assertive, it was the push I needed to branch out.

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  • Yes. It's about challenging yourself and putting you in situations where you need to acclimatize yourself.

    For me, my social anxiety improved after two moves. First was when I went and did student exchange for a semester. Traveling alone forces you to make friends and socialise. Second was when I moved into a house with my best friend (a hardcore extrovert) and two guys I'd never met. Both the guys are super social and we always have people over, so I've gotten used to chatting to them and making conversation.

    I'm still awkward and pretty quiet, but I've improved so much. I still get some shaking and heart racing, but even the symptoms have lessened significantly.

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    • works only if you're a girl or good looking guy , because otherwise girls will hate you , and guys won't really care

    • That's ridiculous. It's about challenging yourself, seeing that you're able to conquer your fears/anxiety, and slowly exposing yourself to more and more social situations. Being attractive won't make that any easier. It's an internal issue.

  • I moved away for college, but that's about it. I didn't pick my roommates, so I probably wouldn't have any if I were to move away after college.

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  • My boyfriend has social anxiety and depression. He moved out of his parents place and now we live together. His anxiety has improved tremendously. Before, if he felt the clothing he was wearing didn't work well together, there was something wrong with his hair, he felt dirty, then he wouldn't go to school. Now he has learned how to deal with that. He has said having a job and making friends, talking to customers has help his social anxiety. It's very important for you to put yourself out there, even though it is scary. If you keep hiding your problems, it won't get any better. There are still times when it's bad, but having social anxiety and depression for 7 years now, he has found ways to not let it affect his life.

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  • Yes, moving out helps ALOT, even if (but especially BECAUSE) it's very scary at the beginning.

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  • I have severe SA. I did move out but eventually came back home because I was terribly lonely. I also have severe depression and not having friends or talking to people worsened the depression. When it's severe anxiety, you can work on it but it's not something you get over, like shyness. I'm doing much better now that I live with family who I trust, can talk to easily and also care about me.

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What Guys Said 9

  • I don't have social anxiety I don't think, but I also don't have many friends often spend days alone. Movie out may help force you to make some changes in your life and develop a better social life. Think about it this way, right now living with your parents, who do you hang out with besides them? So how is it going to be any different living on your own or with roommates? Except now the social stigma of living with your parents is gone.

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  • It helps, but I think what really helps is having a friend help you come out of your shell while feeding you confidence and a higher ego.

    Rare nowadays, I was hanging with so called "friends" who undermined me all the time to make themselves feel better. Bad start for me, but at least I can say I started from the bottom.

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  • I think if you want to improve your social anxiety you should find people to help you by going out and forcing you to push your comfort levels slowly and gradually

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    • doesn't work for guys ,when no one accepts you as a friend

    • learn to make friends would be step one then. Gotta start somewhere

  • yes I am moved out. and not really, but it defiantly will not hurt. at least on the SA front

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  • I have Asperger Syndrome and still live with my parents, I feel pressured to move out though

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  • I think getting out of you parents house and going to live independently is your cure.

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  • I have had social anxiety my whole life. I'm a sophomore in college. I take paxil, an anti-depressant. It has done wonders for me. What it all comes down to, is just talk. It's really not even a big deal. It's really all in your head. I'm transferring to WVU next semester and I'm going to have the time of my life.

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  • Can you define social anxiety to me please?

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  • I have Social Anxiety Disorder, but I still live with my parents, so I can't really help you on this one. My social anxiety disorder isn't really what's keeping me from moving out though, at least not directly, but it is indirectly keeping me from moving out since it's making it difficult for me to find a job.

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