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    Recently, my anxiety has got worse. I'm living in halls at uni with 4 others. I'm not close to most of them, but it's not like we hate each other, we just have different interests, but one girl in particular makes it really awkward for me. But recently when it comes to dinner time, I try and cook my food really quickly and run back to my bedroom with my food to try and avoid any contact with them. However, that's not always possible and some of them enter the kitchen whilst I'm still in there, so like I'm forced to then eat in the kitchen, which then makes my anxiety rocket even more at the fact they're going to have to watch me eat. It's getting to the point where some days I will skip meals or just eat a snack I have in my room just to avoid unnecessary anxiety. What can I do
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Recently, my anxiety has got worse. I'm living in halls at uni with 4 others. I'm not close to most of them, but it's not like we hate each other, we just have different interests, but one girl in particular makes it really awkward for me. But recently when it comes to dinner time, I try and cook my food really quickly and run back to my bedroom with my food to try and avoid any contact with them. However, that's not always possible and some of them enter the kitchen whilst I'm still in there, so like I'm forced to then eat in the kitchen, which then makes my anxiety rocket even more at the fact they're going to have to watch me eat. It's getting to the point where some days I will skip meals or just eat a snack I have in my room just to avoid unnecessary anxiety. What can I do
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    Is the house rule not to eat in your room? I guess you'll have to suck it up. Either wait till everyone else has had their dinner, or cook yours before everyone else does.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Is the house rule not to eat in your room? I guess you'll have to suck it up. Either wait till everyone else has had their dinner, or cook yours before everyone else does.
    I mean there isn't a rule against eating in our rooms, I just feel like my flatmates judge me and think i'm really anti-social and ignorant for it, like I'm too good to be with them or something but it isn't like that. The problem is there's 2 flatmates who are really close to each other and quite *****y when together and they'll often sit in the kitchen for hours especially around dinner time so it makes it hard
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    I mean there isn't a rule against eating in our rooms, I just feel like my flatmates judge me and think i'm really anti-social and ignorant for it, like I'm too good to be with them or something but it isn't like that. The problem is there's 2 flatmates who are really close to each other and quite *****y when together and they'll often sit in the kitchen for hours especially around dinner time so it makes it hard
    Stock up on fruit. You can have them while you wait for the kitchen to be available.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I mean there isn't a rule against eating in our rooms, I just feel like my flatmates judge me and think i'm really anti-social and ignorant for it, like I'm too good to be with them or something but it isn't like that. The problem is there's 2 flatmates who are really close to each other and quite *****y when together and they'll often sit in the kitchen for hours especially around dinner time so it makes it hard
    do they make you feel uncomfortable because they are gossiping or because of other reasons?
    you can always just say you prefer to watch something while eating dinner. A lot of people do that. Plus no one really cares that much trust me. They'll get used to it in no time.
 
 
 
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