Dumping On Others
As I always say Being Beautifully Bipolar is hard. This illness affects every aspect of your life. From love to work to family to friends to pets – you name it, everyone is affected in some way by YOUR illness. It is easy to feel guilt about it, but you have to remember it is a chemical imbalance, not something you wished for this Christmas.
One of my diagnosis is “severe general anxiety disorder.” Basically that means that everything scares me. I don’t want to leave the house. I am frightened in groups of people I don’t know. I get scared a lot. So, I tend to call people, especially my mom. I think she is getting to the point where she is tired of these calls. I mean, after all, what can she do? Come hold my hand?
My friends also get the brunt of it. When I am like that or, quite frankly, in any mood state I call a few close friends, the ones that understand. But I fear they are tired of hearing about my personal crap as well. So I am going to stop bothering them.
You have to learn that no one can save you. That you have to save you. You have to bolster enough self-esteem that you don’t need to cry on anyone’s shoulder because you are enough, strong enough and well enough.
Martin, E. (2017). Dumping On Others. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/being-bipolar/2017/12/23/dumping-on-others/