This 4th of July you don't feel like going anywhere. Maybe just stay at home and watch a movie, or read a book. You tell people you're just not up to it, you're not feeling good, or you just want to be alone.
You don't really know why you want to be alone. And you don't know that this may be a symptom of social anxiety disorder.
It doesn't have to be this way.
Social anxiety disorder affects millions of people, and it doesn't just go away on its own. You can pretend like it's gone, but it's probably still there.
And it doesn't have to be like that. It shouldn't be like that.
You can do something about social anxiety disorder, so you can get back out there to the barbecue, or the school function, or the meeting at work, etc...
This 4th of July, don't let social anxiety disorder come between you and your friends, or if you have no friends, don't let it come between you and the possibility of making friends.
Talk to your doctor today.