A good friend of DH is going out for his bday tomorrow. We were all invited. He's a nice guy, so I don't mind going. But here's the issue. I get HUGE social anxiety. They're kind of part of a big group of friends (my DH's group of friends). Since DH and I have only been together as a couple for 6 months, I'm the fresh meat and odd man out. One of the women going is a woman DH dated before I came along. A lot of the people already alienate DH from the group due to their break-up. It hurts me see hubby treated like that and on top of it I get extreme social anxiety around people I don't know, especially a bigger group. We're going to a local western night club. I'm excited to go there, just not to be around those people. I don't like being ignored, and I hate that since most of them have had weddings or 30th birthdays this year and have left hubby out of them. I'm sure this adds to my anxiety. All of the guys are very nice, I've always been a tomboy and gotten along well with "the guys". But, I know that as I get older that's not always proper in social situations. Also, the women are very fake and caddy. And I HATE that! I want to go because DH and I love being together and doing things together. And I know how much this means to his good friend and DH that he be there for his friend. I'm just not looking forward to the awkwardness to come. I've never been one to have a lot of friends, and as of now, I have no friends, so I don't really know how to be in social situations. I feel like the weird, freak loner kid that no one wants to sit with in the cafeteria. Any encouraging words of advice?
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