Dating a girl with social anxiety
First off I was wondering what date options are available to us.
I don't want to take her somewhere busy where she will be uncomfortable, and since we both live with our parents I dont think we could do anything at home.
I would give her the choice but I read online that it would be better if I didnt put her under any pressure to decide anything. Another thing is that I'm not sure how I should act when its clear she is struggling.
For example, when we got something to eat I could tell she wasnt eating anything and constantly looking over her shoulders, and since I didnt really know what to do I just kept asking if she was okay and if we should leave (which we did).
This was the first I heard of it so I didnt really know how to deal with it, but on a whole I think the date went pretty well.
It doesn't bother me that she has SA, and I think we're both somewhat interested in going on a second date.
And while it’s crippling for the person who has it, it’s also a struggle for those who try to have relationships with someone with social anxiety.
Be her friend, stay with her through the hard times. I was married to my extroverted hubby for 11 years before he passed. He knew I didn't like crowded busy places and knew when I was about to lose it.
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ocial Anxiety Disorder (also called Social Phobia) is when certain social or performance situations (e.g., meeting new people or giving a speech) are avoided due to substantial fear of being judged or embarrassed in front of other people.
I always needed to know where the bathrooms where at places in case. Restraunts are a form of torture, much prefer take out pizza at home (or riding around in the car, in your case).
Social situations were awkward so he did most of the talking and didn't put me on the spot. Whether it's approaching someone you're attracted to or if it's giving a presentation in class, everyone gets a little nervous at times.