One of the most reoccurring problems I run into with my anxiety is others using my anxiety as an excuse for their actions. Here’s an example: “Oh, you can be in a bad mood because of your anxiety, but when I do it, all hell breaks loose.” First of all, I don’t use my anxiety … Continue reading My anxiety isn’t an excuse for YOUR actions
This is something I've dealt with most my life. My feelings have always been invalidated by most of the ones that said they loved me. Invalidation is when you tell someone or insinuate that someone's feelings are not valid or that they are wrong. This is not love... It's manipulation and emotional abuse. … Continue reading Did you know that this is emotional abuse?
UPDATE: I have written about Anxiety a while back, but lately I haven’t because I was feeling better. My anxiety wasn’t as bad anymore and I was sleeping more, and my panic attacks stopped. I finally talked to my doctor about my anxiety and she prescribed me something for it that also helps me … Continue reading What NOT to say to someone who suffers from Anxiety.
I thought I'd do another mental health post, because I suffer from this as well as anxiety and depression. Triple whammy, right? A lot of people don't think of the severity of mental illness and will say things that definitely doesn't need to be said. Hurtful things. I've heard a lot of hurtful things about … Continue reading Things you should never say to someone with OCD.
In a previous post, I talked about what it's like for me as a mom to have anxiety... Well, anxiety affects more than just my life as a mom... it affects my friendships and the ability to make friends as well. Anxiety has the power to kill friendships... It can make you distant from your … Continue reading Friendships & Anxiety; Dear best friend