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Besides my therapist, only my best friend knows the true extent of my anxiety. It's hard to explain to people who don't already have issues of their own. Some of the members of my family are aware that I have anxiety, but I have never discussed the symptoms or triggers with them. I have tried in the past, but after hearing things like "Oh, I feel like that sometimes, but you just have to keep doing it and eventually it will go away" or "you just need to quit being a baby and toughen up", I just decided it was best to keep the details to myself. So have you talked to friends and family about your issues, and do you have any advice for people that may want to?