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Do the people closest to you know about your anxiety and its symptoms?

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?
Category: Advice 3 years ago
Asked 3 years ago

The only person who knows anything about my depression and its extent is my fiance.
Agentwalker008
Answered 3 years ago
Agentwalker008

My boyfriend of 3 years knows. He's the only person who really has any idea and who wants to help me....
Tokishone
Answered 3 years ago
Tokishone

I am going to say no one knows. I don' talk about my problems in person. Only person that knows I have anxiety issues is the counsellor and my progress tutor. None of my family know and oh 1 of my close friends but I don't remember how much I actually told her.
Answered 3 years ago

I am going to say no one knows. I don' talk about my problems in person. Only person that knows I have anxiety issues is the counsellor and my progress tutor. None of my family know and oh 1 of my close friends but I don't remember how much I actually told her.
Answered 3 years ago

Anyone who gets close to me will know about it. If I don't tell them, they'll see it for themselves so I'd rather explain it. It actually makes me feel better once I tell them too, especially about my social anxiety. I love being able to have an excuse for my awkwardness.
SADgirl_814
Answered 3 years ago
SADgirl_814

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