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How do I approach him?

This guy really seemed to like me at first. Although he never said anything about AVPD specifically, he invoked psychiatry as one of the many things that are wrong with him and should be reason enough for me not to date him. He otherwise really seemed like a textbook case. He approached me in a low key, classy, non threatening way. We had a brief moment of intimacy, I went to his house twice. Both ...
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Anyone else find it hard to break up?

I want to end my relationship with my girlfriend, but I can't because I feel sorry for her because she has her own mental illness. But I can't stay with her.
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What impact has the present context on you

We live in different countries, in different contexts...

But probably most of us were impacted by the international and local context.

I feel like i'm losing my equilibrium. Little by little. All what helped relaxing me is unreachable or made difficult.

I receive frightening information and am totally confused about official decisions and future.

I feel so tense inside that i don't sleep or not well.

It's like my own usual difficulties are increased. I'm ...
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Medication

What medication do you think work the best for anxiety? I have tried different types and nothing seems to work on me.
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Wow... AVPD sucks.

I need to vent. Open to feedback but understand if there isn't any. Basically, I've been going to counseling for a few months and realized how hard it is to discuss certain things with the doctor. What works for me is to write things out and share it then it's already out in the open so it's easier.

Been sober about 3 weeks and in addition to AA, been going to EA, Dual Recovery, Coda, ...
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Dealing with demands of 'friends'

Hi

Hoping someone on here can offer a few specifically avoidant perspectives as I'm kind of stuck in a rut? :?

I was dx with Autism many years ago so relationships and social rules aren't a strength for me anyway. But as a part of this I can be very avoidant particularly when challenged.

Basically I had a 'friend' from years ago when I was in a ...
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Subject(s) absent from therapy

Well. So I really like my CBT, I am extremely grateful to my therapist.

She has helped me a lot and I believe that with her I am able to progress further.

However. There is a subject or an area that falls through cracks. One of my problems, that I suppose is unsurprising for a person with AVPD, is that I have never been in any kind of ‘romantic’ (or whatever you call it) relationship, ...
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Social isolating

With the current climate with Covid-19, much of the rest of the world seems to be struggling with the idea of social distancing, or total isolation. Not sure about other avoidants, but the idea of shutting myself away for 6 months doesn't really bother me. Sure, I do need some contact with people, but keeping it to what I'm comfortable with is usually quite hard. I would like to go to the gym because it ...
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Feels like no one really sees me

Sorry this got so long, but I saw a psychiatrist who said I have traits of AvPD. Having a tough time and looking for advice, or even anyone who can relate and sympathize with my situation. Thanks <3

I've been feeling like no one really knows me. Through most of school, drifted between friend groups over the years, always getting bored or feeling trapped in a group after a year. Then finally found a stable ...
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Dealing with 'reactions' from strangers

How do you deal? You know feeling bad about yourself that day, and having other people stare at you a lot and looking at you a certain way, and anxiously judging the situation to think they're making fun of you.

Lets put out heads together to get over this.
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