- Oct 8, 2019
I’m 22 and was “diagnosed” with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and depression at 18. I grew up without my mother and as an only child in a slightly broken home I found myself living life in my own imagination. After turning 21 I found myself growing into a “normal” person without the need of medication and have made personal decisions that believe will help me improve my mental health. However, I have noticed in this pass year that I get the sudden need to release a maternal side of me that I never believed I’d have. I bought a stuffed bunny that I find myself hugging at night as if I’m protecting him and expressing a love I never felt or expressed. I’m saying away from relationships due to the fact I do not do well in one. Is it normal to express something you were never given as a child at random? Am I the only one who feels the need to express something I always avoided expressing before in any other form?