The Anxiety Obligation
Sometimes anxiety comes without the physical symptoms and it's completely invisible. Most of the time, this is when people will judge you over and over even after you've told them about your situation.
Sometimes people are cruel without realizing it. Talking as if you're not within reach, as if you can't hear what they're saying.
Sometimes you want to explain yourself, defend yourself... But you don't have to.
You don't owe ANYONE any explanation. If they're insensitive to begin with, then you owe them NOTHING. Do you, and always remember that these people are not in your life forever. Maybe they're acquaintances, coworkers, strangers. None of these people matter.
Do what's best for YOU. Disregard the rest.
Be kind. Stay strong.
"It's our paradise, and it's our war zone." -ZM