How do i deal with family members

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:35pm
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Joined: 08/20/2019 - 13:58

I am kind of getting sick and tired of trying to explain my anxiety to family and some close friends. I feel like a lot of them dont understand. When I tell them how I feel when I am in public they just tell me to deal with it. I feel like no one will ever understand what it feels like to have an anxiety attack or panic attack until you go through it. Sometimes I just want to shut down and not talk to anyone about it but I know that might make it worse.

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:40am
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Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

Hi Jimmy, this seems to be a common theme here because I myself have written about this here and so have others. It is a really lonely feeling not having a strong support system around you especially when going through anxiety. That's why I am grateful for everyone here. It has been a place where I can come and express how I feel to people to totally understand. It has been so comforting to me. We all speak the same language. When I talk to my family and friends about it they look at me like I am speaking a different language so I have stopped trying to explain it. Believe me, I've gotten the "just relax" or "stop stressing." As if it will magically go away if I "just relax." In theory I get where they are coming from, but it doesn't help. We're all here for you.

Posted on: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:48pm
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Joined: 07/02/2019 - 15:02

I agree. It can be tough to talk to people who dont support or understand what you are going through. I found that I can only talk to my therapist or other people who are going through this as well.

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