Hi.... I just wanted to share my horrible problem.
When I'm part of a group, e.g. a staff meeting, a party, or social gathering, I can't speak. It feels as if my mouth has been zipped up. I find one-on-one, I can talk to some degree, but when I'm in a group, I just sit there in silence. I think this is a consequence of people who have interrupted me so much before, or just simply half-listen to me. (this is where people notice that I've spoke, but don't act interested or responsive to what I've said)
The other day I was around acquaintances and they were talking quite happily and joking with each other. I really wanted to make an input.
I hate not being able to express myself, it makes me feel so lonely and depressed, I just want to run away from these situations and hide. I really don't know what do