Originally Posted by Reni
I Havent seen my friend iretta in 6 years. we were best friends in middle school but lost contact when she moved. she was one of the few people that actually understood what i was going threw. I recently found her on facebook & gave her my #. She called me yesterday but i wasnt home. when i came back home & my mom told me i was so happy! but i never called her back. i was so nervous. all these thoughts were in my head: 'what if she doent care?' 'what if i sound stupid' 'what if theres alot of awkward silences?' she lives an hour away and & is planning to visit me tomorrow. i cant even talk to her on the phone! i really wanna talk to her but my S.A.D. is getting in the way. can someone help me with some breathing exercise or something i can do to calm myself down?
You said that she was one of the few people that understood what you have gone through. So just be honest with her and let her know that you are feeling some anxiety, but despite that, you are really happy to see her again and are glad that she came to see you. If she understands your problem like you said, then she should completely understand your anxiety and be ok with it. You don't have to worry about "what if she doesn't care" or "what if i sound stupid" After all, she returned your call and is coming to see you, so it sounds like she does care.
I hope you enjoy spending time with your friend tomorrow and that a renewed and stronger friendship comes forth.