Social Anxiety and Grief

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Please see Anxiety and Grief which covers:

  1. Introduction/Our Story
  2. Quotes: Social Anxiety and Grief
  3. Social Anxiety and Grief
  4. Links on Social Anxiety and Grief
  5. Links on Social Anxiety: Teens and children
  6. Our Final Thoughts

1. Introduction/Our Story

I have come to notice that since our Dad was hospitalised it affected my social life, not only my social life but also my social interaction.

My Social Media presence became virtually non-existent, I was no longer sharing on my social media platforms. To us (my sister and I), it felt like how could we be sharing moments of good times, when our Dad was suffering in the hospital, having to stay there night after night, day after day, when the only thing he truly wanted was to go home. He felt this way as anything was better than staying in the hospital.

During the time our Dad was in the hospital, our plans were never set in stone, quite often they would have to be cancelled. Whether this was:

  • A plan for the day
  • A plan to meet with friends/family

We were living through such unpredictable times that the only thing we could do was structure our time as constructively as possible day to day, moment to moment.

Plans would also be cancelled as we were simply not in the right frame of mind to be around people

  • Our mind is too clouded
  • Our mind is not able to switch off
  • We just want to hide away from everything
  • We wouldn’t want to possibly bring down the atmosphere

When our Dad was still in the hospital, on occasions that I did go out, I would be going over everything that had to be done the next day, that I wouldn’t notice I wasn’t going through these things in my mind, it was out loud to myself. Those were extremely trying times.

Since our Dad has passed away, now the worry is:

  • Talking too much about what has/is going on
  • Not being in the right frame of mind
  • Being oversensitive
  • Taking things the wrong way
  • Feeling lost
  • Feeling detached from society

Some days, and some tasks are very challenging and we struggle with the simplest of things. In these moments we try our best to have a time out, have a breather and tackle things with a clearer mind space.

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2. Quotes: Social Anxiety and Grief

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3. Social Anxiety and Grief

Causes of Social Anxiety – Bridges to Recovery

“Environmental Influences and Stressful Life Experiences as a Cause of Social Anxiety. Stressful life events and trauma during childhood can influence the development of social anxiety problems. Some of the exposures known to have predictive value for severe social anxiety include: Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse”.

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4. Links on Social Anxiety and Grief

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5. Links on Social Anxiety: Teens and Children

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6. Our Final Thoughts

My sister and I are going through a process .Trying our very best to get on in every day life as best as possible whilst finalising dealing with our Dad’s affairs, and the ongoing hospital complaint.

Grief is an individual process. Whilst going through it doing our best is actually the best that can be done.

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