Never knew a family member suffered with anxiety like me - until yesterday

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:16am
MillieM's picture
Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

Yesterday I found out that my cousin has anxiety too. All this time I've felt so alone in this around my family and now I know that I am not. We were all at a bbq and my cousin and I were having a one-on-one conversation when she was talking about life's stresses and then made that comment about anxiety. I was surprised to hear it because she always seems so calm cool and collected. I would never in a million years have guessed that she has anxiety and she said the same thing about me. It was a big moment for me because I felt like I was no longer alone in this with my family. Finally, there was someone who understands. So we talked for a while about it and how we are helping ourselves through day-to-day anxiety. It's like now I have a mini support group within my family and I now know that I can turn to her if/when I need to and she can do the same, especially when we're at family functions.

Posted on: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 1:19pm
digby's picture
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 15:38

hey millie, that's major. knowing that you have someone in your family who you can confide in and talk to about your anxiety is great. i wish i had that. being at family functions when nobody really gets it is tough. i'm close to my family but there's this big part of my life that they don't understand which is hard for me.

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