My name is Hanna i live in Sweden.
I've been avoiding all sorts of situations since I was maybe 10 years old. It wasn't until I was almost 18 that I REALLY understood how much it restricted me. But even then I didn't take much action, and know when I find it hard to find a new job (finished college, moved to new town, no friends, nothing to do etc) I just have to try something otherwise I will end up depressed and (even more) alone.
I do worry about the fact that I've been behaving like this for over 10 years = how do you reprogram yourself when there's so much to reprogram.
Either way, I hope TPC will help me in the right direction! :)