Our expert says:
Many of us are a bit shy, especially on some occasions. But for some of us its much more severe, and this is called a Social Anxiety Disorder. That you can be confident and competent in several different circumstances, shows that you CAN be comfortable and effective when with others, but not yet with ANYONE else.
SOme medications can jhelp, but best of all would be to see a good local psychologist for a special formm of counselling called CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which can help you learn social skills, learn not to be anxious, whoever you're with, and to enjoy relationships both close ones and with a wider range of friends.
And if you were becoming actually depressed, that, too, would need attantion, and relieving it would help greatly.
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