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    My boyfriend asks me to out with him and his mates all the time, but i always make up an excuse why i cant go. I think i have social anxiety disorder. I find it really uncomfortable going out with a group of people i dont know ( i dont know any of his mates). In college i dread reading out loud ect. I never use to be like this, so i dont understand how ive come to be as i am now. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I really want to out out with them next week but something stops me and i dont know what any help appreciated - anon -
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    Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.

    Talk to your boyfriend about it. Maybe the two of you can meet up with just one of his friends a few times before you join the group, so you know at least 1 person besides your boyfriend? Even if it's one of his friends & his girlfriend, like a couple's thing.

    As for college, I still struggle, I hate it. I struggle with both the people & reading out loud. Even one word answers make me want t head for the door.

    Just try to remember to keep calm, take deep breaths when you think you're going to be asked to read, etc. Don't try and rush it - you'll muddle your words which makes you feel even worse. Take your time and just remember that most people HATE reading out loud!
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