A 20-year-old female asked:
how do i get over my anxiety with meeting my boyfriends side of family? 80 people will be there. im so shy and anxious it's where to a point i cry
2 doctor answers
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Skills needed: Anxiety is a natural response to perceived threat. Unfortunately, shy people get an anxious response when the only "threat" is their perception that others might judge them or not value them socially. People who learn relaxation skills and positive self talk, then face the situation they want to avoid do best. Getting though it-- even with tears-- builds mastery. You can do it!
Answered on May 8, 2015
Dr. Lynne Weixel answered
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Soon?: There may not be enuf time for CBT to do it 's work, but consider it for any future events! If your Dr agrees, this is the type of event Zanax was intended for (a single hit!) Also, the bottom line is that you're already okay w/ the 1 in 80 who matters - others may agree! Some folk really like shy people - and, you can only be you - there's no choice, everyone else is already taken.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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