17 Texts People With Social Anxiety Would Love to Get After Canceling Plans
For people with social anxiety, getting invited to a party or even a simple get together isn’t as simple as, “Let me check my calendar.” Social anxiety is an extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others, and when someone with this kind of anxiety disorder “flakes” on a plan, it’s not because they don’t care about their friends — there’s probably something more going on.
We asked people in our community who live with social anxiety to tell us one text they’d love to receive after canceling plans — because the last thing someone with social anxiety needs is more guilt.
If you have friends with social anxiety, here’s what they might need to hear:
Editor’s note: Not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way. These answers are based on individuals’ experiences.