I feel like I ruined a good day for my little sister....

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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
i feel so guilty, i went to pick my little sister up to take her to our cousins wedding on saturday and my anxiety was acting up a little. Lately ive been feeling really great which is why i feel so bad that the one day im having an off day of course is the day that i couldnt enjoy myself. Everyone was laughing and having a good time and wanting me to dance at the wedding, but i just was feeling so anxious and wanted to do nothing but go home and curl up in my bed and watch movies. Im lame i know.... sometimes i just have days like that though, where ill be out with my b/f and friends and out of no where i just feel like i want to go home. Its not like i have to escape immediately or anything, its just that i want to go back to my "safe" place. I feel bad because normally im my little sister's "fun sister" to hang out with, but i just wasnt feeling it this weekend.
does anyone else have days like this? Im trying not to feel guilty about it, but i hardly never get to see my little sister as it is and i feel like my stupid anxiety had to ruin it! rolleyes

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi KateKate,

Please don't feel guilty about this. You are not lame! We all have bad days and if you live with anxiety then you probably have more of those days than most people. I get that feeling quite often. I just want to go home, curl up on the sofa and be in my safe place. It's a pretty normal reaction when you are feeling anxious, so please don't beat yourself up about it.

You obviously are a wonderful big sister to be so concerned about your little sis and I'm sure she had a fun time. Does she know about your anxiety? I find that telling people close to me about my anxiety disorder means they are more understanding when I have an off day. When I say to my partner "we are going now" he knows to pick up and leave and get me home (the sweet soul hardly ever complains either!)..

Please don't beat yourself up about this okay? Have you tried any counselling or CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) around these anxiety issues? Both have helped me out enormously, especially when I am at work for 10 hour shift and I just can't go home. Take care, let us know how you are going.



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