21 Memes That Will Make You Laugh If Parties Make You Anxious AF


Oh, parties. The perfect time to socialize, put yourself out there and maybe have a full-blown panic attack in the bathroom while trying to avoid said party.

If you struggle with anxiety at parties, you’re not alone. In fact, there’s a whole online community that makes memes you might relate to if anxiety makes socializing hard. While there’s nothing funny about struggling with anxiety, sometimes a little self-aware humor can go a long way in making you feel less alone.

It’s true that memes can’t “cure” anxiety (we wish!), but sometimes they can bring a smile to your face when you’re struggling.

If anxiety makes going to parties basically the last thing you would ever want to do, this one’s for you:

1. How it really feels to get invited to a party…

via MemeGenerator.net

2. Getting ready like…

via Depression memes Facebook page

3. Dreading how much sleep you’ll miss out on if you actually go…

via @mybitchface Instagram

4. Explaining party anxiety to friends…

via MemeCenter.com

5. The real motivation for going to parties…

via @mybitchface Instagram

6. Ideal New Year’s Eve…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

7. When you somehow get wrangled into hosting the party… (seriously how did this happen?)

8. When you forget social norms and totally overshare…

9. BRB gotta go to the bathroom…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

10. Making small talk like…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

11. When you drink “a little” to curb the anxiety…

12. When you find someone at a party you relate to zero percent…

via @mybitchface Instagram

13. …And then you find someone you relate to 100 percent…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

14. And while petting the dog, you meet a human who is pretty cool too…

via Crippling Depression Facebook page

15. Playing party games like…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

16. Party mood…

17. When you’re afraid people can see right through your “I’m fine” routine…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

18. Taking pics at that bonfire party like…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

19. Did we mention small talk is really hard?

via @emotionalclub Instagram

20. Leaving the party early like a boss…

via @mybitchface Instagram

21. And even when you don’t go, it’s still nice to be invited…

via @mybestiesays Instagram

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