Do you have anxiety with your parents? - Social Anxiety Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have anxiety with your parents?

About 10 mins ago i had a conversation with my family and how they want me to be more mature, and to actually talk to them. This kills me everytime because i just can’t. I’m afraid of them. Part of my social anxiety is because their mental abuse when i was little. I just find myself extremely difficult to open to them, i know they think i hate them. I just think how much easy their life would be without me. I’m crying. Anyway what good happened in your day?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 06:50 PM
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I know how you feel, when i was a kid my father was a religious fanatic, he would read the bible to me, hit me, and sometimes hit me while reading the bible, as a result of that, nowadays we are not so close, sometimes we spent entire days without talking to each other, i don't know exactly how it is in your case, but i suppose is normal for people with social anxiety
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Definitely, especially my dad. My mom left me a couple of years ago, so now he's the only parent that I have, and it makes things a little more stressful. He's a military veteran and he's also the type of guy who believes that men can't show certain emotions or it will make them weak. I've always been a really sensitive and emotional person. I didn't realize this much as a kid, because I'd always fight my emotions because that's what I was taught to do. My mom was a little better when it came to allowing me to have emotions, but she always acted as if I chose to be shy. She would always say "talk!" or "don't be shy!" and it made me feel like there was something really bad and wrong about me. I completely broke when she walked out of my life, and I was more open with my emotions than ever before. I'm not sure if I really chose to be that way, it just kind of I held on for too long.

I have to deal with my dad calling me weak on a regular basis. I always remind myself that it's healthy to have emotions, but I keep having this habit of wanting to fight them still. I don't feel like I can truly be myself at home.
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