To someone who doesn’t deal with social anxiety, I see how it does seem like I’m just overreacting. I know the fear I feel is not rational and isn’t even based on facts, but knowing that still doesn’t stop the way I’m feeling.
Please don’t try and invalidate my feelings because you don’t understand them. I know my fears seem irrational because they are, but it doesn’t make the fear any less real to me.
Know that I do try every day to overcome it and slowly venture further and further from my comfort zone.
I wish I could just make it go away, but it isn’t that simple.
It’s hard to put into words what it feels like, but if you’re willing to listen and try to understand how I feel I’m willing to try my best to explain what I’m feeling. Like any other mental illness, it won’t go away in a day.
Listening makes me feel like you actually care about how I’m feeling, just getting angry makes me feel like my feelings aren’t valid or important. I know it’s extremely frustrating, but please be patient with me.
One of the most hurtful things to hear is: “how are we ever supposed to do anything together.” Saying this doesn’t do anything but make me feel even more guilty for something that I can’t control.It's not easy being unattractive, or at least thinking you are.You sit in your small corner of the bar or the Web and hope that a tiny miracle might occur.Check out DCW50’s ‘News at 10P’ and superheroes’ view from the 2017 Cupid’s Undie Run, which benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation to raise money for research to end Neurofibromatosis.
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I’m afraid your mom won’t like me, or your sister, or your best friend.