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Things people with social anxiety wish their friends would say to them.


What To Say When Someone With Social Anxiety Has To Cancel Plans

“I understand and don’t hold it against you.”

“Don’t feel bad about canceling. We will always keep inviting you!”

“No problem! I’ll take a rain check.”

“I completely understand you would come if you could. Stay strong.”

“What can we do instead that won’t be so overwhelming?”

“I could just come over and hang out if that makes you feel more comfortable.”

What would you add?

Originally published: May 15, 2017
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