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20 Things Your Friends With Anxiety Wish You Knew

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16. We hate people who use their anxiety as an excuse…

Every time Jason (Ink Master, Season 5) lost a challenge he blamed it on his Anxiety Disorder. Though Anxiety tends to make even the simplest task harder for us, we are still capable of performing them (more often than not) and most of us would rather die than admit we couldn’t do something because of Anxiety.

 

17. Simple encouragement can go a long way.

Especially for things we constantly struggle with, like making social plans. Sometimes a simple acknowledgment that we’re trying can work wonders.

 

18. Don’t assume we want help, but ask us anyway.

Sometimes we need to deal with things on our own, sometimes we are in desperate need of help and are afraid to ask. Ask us if we need help with something, and respect the answer.

 


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