I’ve always been shy and it’s really taking a toll on my life right now. I’ve been divorced for over 2 years now,(her choice to leave), have 3 beautiful daughters, don’t consider myself a bad looking guy, but my problem is loneliness. When I am with my kids, I feel OK, but everybody needs people they can relate to, and I have no people in my life right now that I can call a friend. I have all the classic symptoms of shyness, not a big talker, turn red easily, not good at small talk, thoughts running through my mind but nothing seems to be able to come out, always feel that i’m making the person i’m talking to uncomfortable, etc. I need to know if it is possible to live a normal life like this. When I was married I didn’t have any close friends on the side. Maybe I forgot how to make friends, whatever it is, it sucks. Anyone have any ideas?