I know what you mean...you've given me the same advice many times....about us being unable to control what others say or think. But when it comes to family, it's not easy as you can't ignore them, or stop talking to them completely...especially in my case since they are pretty much the only support system I have. If I didn't have this disorder, I wouldn't need to keep in touch with these people. I can choose who I want to be with and make new friends as well. I can't even go out often to get some fresh air because my anxiety is so bad. My present friends are actually miles away and only converse with me via phone and email.
Yes, my family and relatives are abusive and destructive as well. They've caused so much stress in my life. LOL about the book title. Sounds interesting. I will check them out. Thanks!
I really would like to make new friends but it's not happening especially with panic and anxiety. That's why I am struggling. If I didn't have this stupid disorder, I wouldn't be posting on this forum.