Things people with Social Anxiety do
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
people with anxiety disorders are so brave like we feel unbearable amounts of anxiety over doing things like going to the doctor or getting on a plane or talking on the phone or taking a test but sometimes we find the strength to do those things anyway even though we’re terrified out of our minds and that’s really amazing. people with anxiety are brave as hell
I was talking to my younger brother the other day, explaining how I had an anxiety attack at someone’s party and felt awful for doing so.
He simply said, “You know, I think anxiety attacks sound a lot like asthma attacks. They keep telling you to breathe and stop worrying, but it’s just not that simple and you can’t help when and where they occur. But you wouldn’t apologize for an asthma attack. Don’t apologize for this, either.”
So moral of the story is I love my brother.