Friday, January 30, 2015

Anxiety

If you love me, you should read this.  Hell, if you don't love me, you should read this, because you probably know and love someone with this problem.

9 things I wish people understood about anxiety

#9 really gets me.  I know how much I can exhaust those close to me.  I know what a pain in the ass I am.  So, I tend to keep to myself or try to focus on the other person, because wearing out someone that you love is really hard on one's self-esteem.

3 comments:

bill cobabe said...

This is a hard one for me. Because I have no common frame of reference, I have a hard time showing proper empathy. So I loved the bit about just listening, because that's something I feel that I can do.

Someone I love very much struggles with this - both the anxiety and depression, which the article points out are often linked. I have always wished there was more I could do for her. It is very difficult to see someone you care for suffer.

Thank you for posting this. I found it very helpful.

lillysmum said...

I don't believe you have a hard time showing empathy. If you do,you hide it well. And I can attest that you are good at listening. I AM sorry that someone you love suffers from this.

bill cobabe said...

She's a very strong and capable woman, someone whom I admire very much. I hate seeing her suffer. I wish I could take it from her... Alas!