My close friends and family know what I'm afflicted with. They don't understand, although they do try. Well, one friend does understand but I don't have the opportunity to talk to him much, and last time I did, it seemed like he was annoyed with the conversation. I think it's probably because (whether we want to admit it or not) anxiety turns us into very self-centered people. So two afflicted people can try to talk about
it, but if they're not in the right mood for it they'll do very little listening. Also, the person you're attempting to talk to could be going through a good spell, and may not wish to be reminded about
panic/anxiety. So it's not that they don't care...they're just afraid that talking about
it might trigger it within them.
Just some thoughts, anyway. I don't really know.
I told two people at work what I'm going through. I only did so because of the ADA, for my protection. One does not understand it at all but he is somewhat empathetic. The other never said she had the same problem, but given her reaction I think she either does or maybe someone very close to her does. Work has pissed me off the last few days, but really, they've been very good to me throughout all of this. I'm lucky. Very lucky.
I haven't had any panic attacks of late, but I have had some very intense breakthrough anxiety at times. This week has been bad, and the week before last was bad.
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