I have a wedding rehearsal dinner to go to Friday night, I don't want to go, and when I look back, I dread being in any social situation. Okay, I am a bit shy, but this is now a problem. I'd rather be home in my bed rather than hear how energetic and hectic everyone's life is. Call it envy if you wish. I just don't want another person to ask how I'm doing because I have dark circled under my eyes. Just the other day, an acquitance glanced at my face(it seemed forever) and she had pity in her eyes. I'm not one to share my problems with anyone(except you guys). I guess she saw a raod map leading to nowhere under my eyes.You just can't tell anyone you have cfs, they just say, sugar or nutrasweet in your coffee( Remember,I'm off caffeine), but you get it. Anyway, I just want to sleep and not pretend to be happy when I am quite miserable How do you handle social situations?