explaining anxiety gives me anxiety

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:16pm
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every time i don't go out because of my anxiety i have to try to explain it and my family and friends don't seem to get it and it gives me more anxiety trying to explain it. i've powered through parties and meeting friends out in the past but ever since my grief and stress has been really bad its made my anxiety even worse so its harder to go out. a friend of mine asked me how my holiday weekend was and what i did. when i told him that i didn't do anything he asked me why. i couldn't even be honest because explaining my anxiety is exhausting and makes my anxiety worse.

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:27pm
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Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

I understand that feeling Digby, it is a very lonely feeling especially when people around you don't understand what it feels like to have anxiety. I have tried explaining it time and time again and although my closest friends and family are supportive I know that they don't really understand it.

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:32pm
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yeah, i wish i could explain it well enough for them to understand but i think unless you go through it you'll never really understand what it's like.

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