here’s a dating tip if your partner suffers social anxiety or is an introvert, do not force them to go out on a date or hang out with you. more than likely, being alone relaxes their anxiety and recharges their energy. so respect that. and don’t bug them about it or take it personally. you’ll make their anxiety worse or just end up making them feel guilty as shit. this goes for friends too. don’t do that to your friends.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that o-bloody-elle does NOT try to do this to me. She knows that I have my limits on social gatherings and is perfectly okay with going on her own. I know she’d much rather me be there with her, and I’d much rather feel that I could handle it, but she loves me and respects me enough not to give me more anxiety about it. She’s pretty awesome that way.
Gotten a new piercing. Dyed my hair. Ended a relationship. Started a new relationship. Been on a long car journey. Passed an exam. Cried on someone’s shoulder. Had a massive fight with a boyfriend/girlfriend. Received flowers. Had a Valentine. Written a letter using pen and paper. Gone to see a therapist. Been prescribed medication by a doctor. Read a really good book. Gone to the zoo. Spent too much money on unnecessary things. Traveled by train. Cried over someone. Spent a day out in the sun getting a tan. Slammed a door out of frustration. Had an anxiety attack. Had a BBQ. Gone to the fair. Gone bowling. Seen a film at the cinema in 3D. Gone on a date. Been the only sober one on a night out. Helped someone home after they’d had too much to drink. Stayed up all night. Talked on the phone for over 2 hours. Supported someone who’d received bad news. Watched some kind of live sporting event. Read an entire book in one day. Bought a DVD the day it was released. Eaten McDonald’s more than four times in a single week. Cried as a result of exam stress. Met some incredible new people. Fallen backwards off a chair. Broken my glasses. Cried over someone in my past. Spent hours aimlessly browsing the internet. Thrown up. Cried over a film. Gone out of my way to avoid an ex-significant other. Fought with someone in public. Been in a relationship for a year or longer.
A video game in which every time you die your injured limbs and body parts are replaced by machines and you slowly become less and less human until the point in which you have no human body parts left and you must decide whether you will continue to fight for humanity of which you have no connection left with