I found this place a few weeks ago and lurked for a while as a guest, then signed up and lurked some more before getting around to posting something. ^^;
I've never been officially diagnosed with any sort of social anxiety disorder but over the past year my lack of social skills has really started to make things difficult, especially working in groups with others at college (in high school I was able to avoid groups for the most part) and adjusting to having a job. I haven't had any friends that I keep in regular, non-professional contact with since I was about 14 and I've never been in a romantic relationship. Although I don't feel the need for close relationships, a part of me is curious to see if maybe they aren't
actually more work then they're worth, and sometimes I wonder if I might be missing out. I also have very low self esteem and issues with trusting people.
Anyways, these problems are making my life difficult so here I am to practice being social and maybe even make a few friends.