Why Does Everyone Think I Am Over Reacting?

Everyone I know just doesn’t believe me I am depressed neither understand what I am going through psychologically neither my anxiety problem.

They tell me that I am over reacting or that I am doing it for attention because I fake my smiles and try to act like I am having a good time when in reality I just want to go home and cry my eyeballs out.

How can anyone be so insensitive. My mother when I tell her I need help, support or anything of these she tells me that I’ve got those but I don’t understand it and that she can’t love me any differently.

How can it be that I am over reacting when I beg for help or even a little attention to feel somewhat important and loved? Why does this have to be selfish or too much to ask for your ******* mother or sister?! Why does it have to be selfish to ask for a hug or understanding?! I just don’t get it…

Maybe they are right I am asking more than I deserve or more than what they can give…

Maybe I am being too self-centered and selfish…
BeingChasedInTheFullMoonOften BeingChasedInTheFullMoonOften
18-21, F
2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

Honestly, I know it sounds ridiculous, but don't take it personally (the way they act). I've been on both sides of the spectrum, and when someone tells you you're just over-reacting, they're saying it because they need it to be true. Sad, I know. But some times people just aren't prepared to deal with things and denial or dismissal is the only way they feel they can approach it. Because what if it was true? What if someone you cared very deeply about really did have a problem? It's very hard to deal with that (and in some cases you begin to lose your mind).
I'm sorry that I can't really help you, but I just wanted you to know that it's not that they don't care, it's just hard to accept.

I don't think you're being self-centered or selfish. I may be older
than you, but I have the same problem. In the house I live love
is the last thing on anyone's mind. I never get a hug or a kiss or
any true heart-felt words. I starve for love, but things will remain
this way unless I move out.