From @wonder_doodles and @anxietysupport.info
So important. By judging you can break down trust. Over the past few months I've opened up a lot about how unwell I've felt with anxiety that I've not been able to control. Mostly people were amazing and I'm so grateful for that. A couple of really close friends surprised me by telling me I was "too much", "other people have it worse" and that I just need to "think positively and get over it". It hurt and it made me stop turning to them when I needed help the most. I felt shamed for trying to explain how I was feeling and avoided being made to feel that way again. It was made especially worse as I'd spent years as their sounding boards for their troubles and difficult times and would never dream of telling them to get over it.
Be careful with your words. Try not to judge.