Im Trying

i have anxiety, and i am making progress to over come it. the anxiety i have is intense, but i have learned ways to cope with it and to talk myself down.

it is a social anxiety of wanting to be accepted and approved of. i want to please everyone one, and i feel i please no one.

i had to share this...because it is a very strong issure right now in my life. my brother just recently told me he thinks i hide behind my anxiety and that i let it define who i am. it is THE most insulting thing anyone has ever said to me. if i hid behind it and let it define who i was i would never get out of bed. i would lock myself in a room for the rest of my life and never put myself out there. he isnt even home anymore to judge progress ive made or to know the real person i am.

i have anxiety, i am not perfect, but i am learning and coping. he has no idea the things he says...and it hurt me more than anything

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3 Responses Feb 18, 2009

I'm sure your brother wasn't tryig to be hurtful. Some people have more trouble than others in empathizing with others. Just keep doing your best and taking positive steps forward. As JC famously said: Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

well maybe ur brother wasnt afraid to tell you the real truth?people tend me be more comfy with saying things that are on their mind to friends and family..

i have it to and i have aweful menapause too. im taking pristiq which is kind of a new drug. it seems to be helping me