I have a boyfriend. To my surprise, we've been dating one month shy of a year. I love him, but he does NOT understand anxiety. He cannot comprehend that I physically am stopped from doing things, or that I'm not just complaining, and that this is a crippling problem for me. I try so hard to explain it. I am in therapy, I was in residential treatment, I have coping skills and take medication and do all that I can. He doesn't understand and it's so difficult. It pains me to hear him say "just get over it", or "let it go", because I can't. I find that it's really hard to get people to understand, or even comprehend a tiny bit what the hell anxiety is, or how to cope with me having it.
Today was going alright, my allergies acting up but nothing too serious. Per usual my best friend and I, we'll call her T, exchange multiple texts as we do everyday. We send each other GIFs and memes to keep each other entertained as we both have pretty boring desk jobs. On Wednesdays, she's goes into work at 10 instead of her usual 7:30. So when she didn't text me bright and early with the usual...
so I was doing great fir several weeks and this am the anxiety has reared it’s ugly head. I’m so thankful for these virtual walls of this site. I’m feeling better already with just reaching out and sharing my thoughts. I’m sure I would’ve been in fuk blown panic mode if this site didn’t exist. Just sharing with others how I truly feel and what I’m going through helps. Im not alone.