Telling people you have anxiety

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Oaakj

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They say the first step to overcoming something is admitting you have it

But I haven’t told many people that I struggle and where do you even bring it up in conversation?

So many times, including this eve, I have last minute had to cancel plans because I just can’t deal with the anxiety of going out for a drink, and I feel like people might think I’m just an arsehole or it seems like I just don’t want to go out, but they don’t really know why.

Do I/how do I bring it up to people that it’s not that I don’t want to do things it that my stupid mind won’t let me!??

ALSO
My boyfriend knows I struggle with things, and I don’t expect him to also cancel plans because of me (even though selfishly I would want him to), but today isn’t the first time when I’ve been panicking and streaming tears, a complete mess but he has just said bye and gone out, I don’t know what is normal or what I’d want him to do instead of that but I feel like I’m not being taken seriously
 
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nightmare57

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When I first joined weight watchers I told the lady weighing me I wouldn't be able to stay for the meeting as I was anxious. I think there isn't anything to be ashamed off having anxiety. I only attend the weigh in at weight watchers and she is very accommodating towards me.
 
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have you or are you having counselling for this miserable condition cos indeed it is. :hug:
 
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