Have you had Social Anxiety around future in-laws?!
Question: Have you had Social Anxiety around future in-laws!?
I've been dating my boyfriend for almost five years now and I am in my twenties!. For some reason I cannot shake the social anxiety I have around his parents and family!. At family gatherings I feel very awkward, and don't talk most of the time because I don't know what to say!. I don't feel like anything I do is natural and have such a difficult time "being myself"!. I seem to think about everything I do before, durring and after I do it and I just feel so embarrassed that this has been going on for five years!. Have you had social anxiety around your boyfriends parents, future in laws, or inlaws and have you gotten over it!?Www@Answer-Health@Com
Try spending time around his family members one or two at a time, for short periods of time!. Take his mother or another relative to lunch!. Try and find anything you have in common, and talk about that!. People usually like to talk about themselves, ask questions about their lives, (not too personal at first)!. If you get to know them better, you will feel more comfortable!. Also, try to determine what it is that makes you nervous!. Are you afraid your boyfriend will get mad at you if you say something wrong!? Are you afraid they won't like you!? Maybe a couple of sessions with a counselor could help!.Www@Answer-Health@Com
That is enough to give anyone social anxiety disorders!Www@Answer-Health@Com