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I Am a Very Anxious Person

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    But putting my thoughts out on this website

    and seeing the positive reactions is a big boost for my self esteem. Does anyone else find that it helps with their anxiety to be on here and talk to people?
    amysmile amysmile 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Out of interests sake,

    if someone was treating you really badly for no reason, and you had a friend that was close with both you and the person who was being nasty, would you expect the person to have your back? Or just ignore it and continue to be both people's friend?
    TaleOfTwoMinds TaleOfTwoMinds 16-17, F Nov 12

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    I Love Me!

    Even though I've struggled with Anxiety all my life, Im learning to accept it. I realize that its a part of me. I can do whatever to try to change it but it'll probably never 100% go away. God chose for me to be this way I guess. Im leaning to let go more and go with the flow. I...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F Aug 28, 2013

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    I Am Anxious By Nature

    and now I am suffering badly because my kids just left for a six week vacation.  I know they will most likely be ok, but I am anxious for them as well as missing them like crazy.  I feel so sad I'm sick, with stomach problems and that heavy, horrible weighed down...
    mexpat mexpat 41-45, F Jun 26, 2010

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