14 minutes ago
I’m sorry but i’ll not go into the debate of this topic, but family-induced anxiety is real (for some of us). it is as real as toxic/absent parenting (for some of us) . as real as any abusive marriage (for some of us). just because we don’t talk about it enough, we think it’s not true, people around us make us feel guilty to talk about it. why?
no one has a choice over any kind of mental illness, but demanding behaviour and parental bullying can add fuel to the fire.
it can be a particular person, or a distant relative or at times a blood relation that can trigger anxiety due to various reasons.
it’s so painful because we love our families but they somehow manage to bring the worst in us and we end up avoiding them.(in this scenario only)
well they say you should have a strong support system when dealing with mental health issues but close family members aren’t the best option for some of us. let’s not look for what to do about it, let’s just accept that it happens and it ruins the whole family dynamics.
i read it somewhere that people grow up believing that anger, passive aggression, emotional unavailability are what makes them strong. don’t teach your kids that shit. don’t raise more sociopaths.
let’s please have a healthy discussion. let me know what you think about it.