I'm still trying to figure out how to get out of social obligations. I enjoy being with a friend or with another couple but I am so tired of constant invitations from people that I know very little about & share nothing in common with but feel I must go anyway. I keep thinking "enough" but I don't know how to say no in a way that does not hurt their feelings or makes me look unfriendly. I'm fed up with trying to come up with excuses. I feel that I shouldn't have to explain myself. I respect other people & their choices but I also want to respect my own feelings. This causes a lot of anxiety for me. I hate the feeling of being trapped or stuck in a social situation but I don't know how to avoid it. I would be so thankful for any ideas or suggestions. I know there is a lot of wisdom out there in this group. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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