I have something wrong, that makes me really awkward and nervous in person. I’m falling in love with my best friend, and well, when i want to show it in person, something stops me. A fear or something, and it’s killing me. It’s made it so I’m 19 and unemployed, and have never been in a close physical relationship. I’m always nervous that I won’t be good enough, or that nobody wants me. I just feel so insecure and worthless.
This is debilitating to the point where I’m even too ashamed to seek out help. I don’t know what to do anymore, I just want to be normal. I can’t live like this anymore, I need a change, help me.

A: I can’t give you a diagnosis, you need to meet with someone in person for that. What you are describing sounds like you’ve developed an anxiety disorder. That nervousness, feeling paralyzed to reach out in relationships could be due to anxiety. Watch the video for the complete answer.

Take good care of yourself,

Julie Hanks, LCSW