Just wondering if anyone had any tips or suggestions.
I have what I guess would be social anxiety.
I'm fine in large group situations and meeting new people etc, but get quite mainly anxious about fears of being excluded from things.
It seems to be when things pop up on Facebook or friends talking about something they did with other mutual friends and those thoughts of "why wasn't I invited" pop up in my mind and immediately assume that I've been deliberately excluded from things etc.
I also stress/worry far too much and for far too long about things I've said to people (especially slip of the tongue!) when they've forgotten about it within minutes of the conversation. I get anxious about the prospect of seeing them again.
It's starting to get to the point where I don't want to initiate things with people (like ask someone for coffee or to go to a movie etc) in fear of being rejected. Which of course I then think - well if I'm not asking people to things, then why would I expect to be asked to things as well.
I'm waiting on an appt with a psychologist, but was wondering if anyone else had dealt with the same and what tips or strategies they have to offer.