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She even kept track of when the library books were due and made sure she took them back on time.
His strong anticipation and belief that he wouldn’t do well at social interactions and in social events became a self-fulfilling prophecy, and his belief came true: he didn’t do well.
The depression (technically "dysthymia") that comes about after the anxious event continued to fuel the fire.
"I’ll never be able to deal with this," Jim would tell himself, thus constantly reinforcing the fact that he saw himself as a failure and a loser.
Unusual in this situation is that Jim’s wife remained loyal to him, understood his problem to some extent, and even seemed to enjoy her role as the family’s "social director".
The more and more she did for Jim, the more and more he could avoid.