How to Date a Girl with Social Anxiety Disorder

Updated on August 12, 2020

Dating someone with SAD is not easy. For God’s sake, everyone gets anxious every once in a while. We have our trepidation, and sometimes people are so annoying, we get shivers down our spine. But what if someone lives with that feeling 24/7? It must be very exhausting to feel lonely among people, scared, and unprotected. Besides that, nothing really distinguishes a person with SAD from every other citizen. But when arranging a single Ukraine ladies marriage with SAD, you need to know more about it before constructing the way of communicating.

How does social anxiety affect people?

1. They are anxious around strangers. People with SAD feel uneasy when unplanned connections happen. 

2. They don’t like parties or family gatherings.

3. They hate small talk, toasting, and public performances.

4. They often dislike public display of affection

5. They don’t like stuffed places.

How can you help your girlfriend with SAD?

Always plan before you go

Don’t expect to arrive, grab her by the jacket, and ask to go on a journey among strangers. People with SAD disorder hate unpredicted behavior. When they intended to stay inside, and you rapidly change plans, it traumatizes them a great deal. Instead, if you plan to go outside, always discuss where would you go and who you are going with. If she’s not in the mood to meet new people or need some preparation, let her have a talk with a group of your friends via text or FaceTime. Don’t overwhelm your partner by too many people, new places, and out of the blue.

Mix outside dates with Netflix and chill

If your partner has SAD, do not expect them to like going outside. If you’re a good boyfriend, you would understand that your girlfriend doesn’t like to be around people that much. And not because she is selfish or likes self-sabotaging, she is genuinely scared to be disliked by a group of people, seem weird or rejected. Try to have as many homely days as possible. Watch a movie, prepare something delicious for both of you, play board games, or do something fun while staying at home. We know she needs to battle these impulses by deliberately going outside. But you are no psychologist, and until she receives psychological help, try to stay positive and understand her.

Don’t bring unknown people to your household

If you’re young, hanging out with friends and friends of your friends is easy. You just attend each other’s houses. But if you have a girlfriend with SAD, meeting new people is a traumatizing experience that doesn’t bring her much joy. As much as she would love to meet your friends and be calm and composed, she simply feels too anxious to act relaxed. Is she doesn’t know some of your friends, talk about them, encourage her to meet them step by step, so when they see her in real life, they’re going to be friends already.

Come earlier to the place of meeting to familiarise yourself with it

If you have an arranged meeting with a bunch of people, come at least half an hour before the event. Walk around, distract her by talking, don’t forget about cognitive affirmations, take a deep breath, and stay positive. As soon as your girlfriend feels easier, you can come up to a group of people. Never encourage her to host a performance, pronounce a toast, tell someone a joke, or make her talk too much unless she wants to.

Encourage her to get a SAD treatment

If you notice that her symptoms are interfering with daily life, it is better for you as a boyfriend to escort her to a professional psychologist. Cognitive therapy is a great way to eliminate the symptoms of SAD. With therapy and maybe medication, it will be much easier to take small steps into socializing. You need to be the first helping hand who will be there to simmer her down or distract your girlfriend from anxiety.

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