Over the past few years I have largely accepted myself and all the limitations with the anxiety. I know I can't function in social situations, that I won't ever be able to maintain friends and socialise with people properly and have relationships. It's meant I have fewer depressive episodes now I'm not fighting myself all the time.
The problem I have is the whole acceptance vs. giving into anxiety thing. Am I accepting myself for who I am or am I just giving in because it's easier than pushing myself to do things I find difficult? I don't know, I worry I'll wake up in 20 years time and wish I'd fought harder to have a "normal" life and regret missing out