It may still be irritating as hell, but it's just a part of me that I needed to learn to accept, and he helped me do this.
Ultimately, they are the things that will make us braver, wiser, stronger, more compassionate and better humans. The difference with anxiety is that the struggle is more visible.
Whether we struggle with anxiety, confidence, body image – whatever – there are things that we all need to make the world a little bit safer, a little bit more predictable, a little less scary. When someone you love has anxiety, their list is likely to look at little like this: Know how important you are to them.
Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them.
We all have our ‘stuff’ – the things that we struggle with.
If you do not have the disorder yourself, then you need to understand that we are not your burden; we are people. I've had so many people tell me that something will "be okay if I just stop thinking about it" or that I'm just being paranoid about something.