By TooMuchAnxiety - United States - Kailua
Today, my ex-boyfriend asked me to homecoming, in front of the whole school, knowing I have social anxiety. I was forced to say yes to not seem like an asshole. Now I can't back out. FML
TooMuchAnxiety tells us more :
For everyone asking why we broke up, its because he was very manipulative and downright abusive behind closed doors. I can't back out because i'm afraid of what might happen if I do.
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  1dvs_bstd  |  41

I'm pretty sure OP made that clear in the fml. Her ex-boyfriend is a fucking coward and to another extent, a psychological bully. He knew he was putting her on the spot in front of the whole school to ensure he gets a yes.. he prolly knows about her anxiety problem too. I know a couple of girls who'd flip him the bird in front of the whole school and just bounce.

By  TanzWolf  |  26

You shouldn't feel like you have to say yes. He's your ex for some reason, say no to the ass. If he was your boyfriend he had to have known about the anxiety.

  TanzWolf  |  26

Ahh, I'm tired, I misread. Either way, OP, you should not feel obligated to say yes to an asshole. Say no. Make him look stupid! It won't make you look like a jerk.

By  ekim300  |  26

Sounds a little abusive if you ask me. How about sending him a message or talking to him in private to clear it out?
Whatever you do, you better do it while you still can. Good luck.

  mwali02  |  32

Despite your anxieties, there is no need to keep putting up with his nonsense. Send him a text message saying that you are not going with him, and call it a day! Enjoy being a free woman. Disregard what he says afterwards. He does not respect you, he was manipulative, over controlling, and clearly immature.

He may have put you on the spot, but it's not too late for you to take control your life. He is in your past, so start enjoying the present. Good luck! :)

By  ZombieSazza  |  34

Message or text him on the day saying you're feeling sick and can't go.
Or your parents say you can't go.

Anything, just use any excuse you can think of, you don't have to go, he's an ex for a reason.

  thesmeagol  |  22

Doubt anyone would ask. Not like OP is the only girl there and being that she has that bad of social anxiety, I doubt she'd be homecoming queen so she would go pretty unnoticed at the dance. Aside from the ex that is.