By antisocial - Canada
Today, I told my parents that I wasn't feeling very social and up for company. How do they try to make me feel better? By inviting a whole bunch of people I don't know to a pool party at my house. They said I should face my fears. I'm now in my room, hiding. FML
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By  Quest_  |  13

Your parents make no sense. You simply said you don't feel like company, not that you have a social phobia. Not that having a raucous pool party would be a good way to force your child to get over their social phobia anyway.

  domolovesyoshi  |  33

do the words mental health disorder mean nothing to you?

'suck it up' isn't the best advice to give someone, that's like telling someone with a physical disorder to just 'Shake it off'

  ktbird  |  0

Some people don't like being social. I feel the OPs pain. I am like that sometimes.

You're right, you can't avoid everyone and that's why social phobias are so hard to deal with.

Some people can't just get over it, for example people on the autism spectrum.

  domolovesyoshi  |  33

I have dissociative psychosis so being around people is painful, I can go weeks without ever leaving the house and having little to no contact with a person IRL, so yeah I probably could avoid everyone physically.

  domolovesyoshi  |  33

when I tell my parents I'm not feeling up to company they listen and comply now because the last time, they did something similar to what OP's parents did I ended up with a tour of the nearest psych ward for almost stabbing our neighbour.