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Why do people leave my life because I can't handle my anxiety?

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Last Updated: 07/02/2018 at 6:12pm
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October 18th, 2016 7:31am
That is because they do not understand what you are going through and tend to judge you based on how you behave rather than trying to know the reason behind such behavior.
January 22nd, 2015 9:34pm
If people are leaving you because of you, they didnt deserve to have you in their lives. If they leave because they dont like seeing you so anxious, it might be because the feel its their fault.
February 9th, 2015 7:59am
Huh... People don't like it when I over worry either. I guess they couldn't handle it either. When I worry, I do things that affect other people, and I guess that overwhelms them. To be honest, I understand where they're coming from, but leaving your life just makes your anxiety worse, doesn't it? In a way, worry spreads and impacts more than the worrier, I guess.
April 11th, 2015 3:16am
People don't understand that sometimes we have problems that we aren't quite responsible for. Honestly if they can't accept you at your worst then they don't deserve to be in your life. Embrace those that support you.
July 6th, 2015 10:53pm
Maybe some people can't just handle their own problems, so they avoid yours and end up leaving your life.
November 17th, 2015 9:55am
They don't understand anxiety and thinks it's taboo and unfixable. We here at 7 cups think differently.
March 13th, 2015 6:42pm
Because some people don't know how to handle people with anxiety. They want to help but since they don't know how to help or what to do exactly, they tend to drift off just because they feel bad and awkward. It's less likely that they leave you because thy don't like you anymore or anything personal, it's just that they have no idea what to do. Don't feel bad, maybe explain what you'd like them to do? how you'd like them to help/treat you~!
May 14th, 2015 11:53am
Hi :) Sometimes people aren't sure how to react to certain situations, for example, if someone was going through something you didn't understand - you may become frustrated with them...and this might be what's happening in your life right now. Even so, I strongly suggest you always remain positive - and perhaps seek for the right people who can give you the right advice. People who can handle your anxiety. And if someone doesn't understand, maybe you could ask them to look it up? I hope it all works out. S x
June 3rd, 2015 6:03pm
Negative thoughts create an aura of negative energy around us. Whenever we aee talking with our loved onces, automatically he energy which we transfer to them is negative. My dear friend, create peace within you, practice postive thinking. Tell yourself everyday that you are full of love, peace, kindness and compassion. Soon you will see that you will forget about triggering ur anxiety. You wil give only love and kindness to those who are around you. People will want to be more around you.
July 28th, 2015 9:47pm
Because they don't understand what you are going through. Anxiety is a very difficult thing to explain. Looking for literature on anxiety may help others know what you are experiencing
February 29th, 2016 7:50pm
not everyone have the patience to deal with people who have issues, but keep in mind that even if you had no problem that kind of people would leave you once you need their help so they're just going to be fake friends
March 14th, 2016 9:27am
Every individual wants only those persons around who tend to remain happy most of the times. If you can't handle your anxiety then it shows that you aren't confident enough to tackle your problems. That's why people prefer to avoid you.
July 19th, 2016 4:21pm
When you can't handle your anxiety, chances are you're taking out a lot of that stress on them. Anxiety is difficult for you to deal with, yes, but it also puts a lot of strain on the people around you.
March 26th, 2018 7:58am
Because spending time with someone who has anxiety is stressful. Some people do not know how to handle it.
July 2nd, 2018 6:12pm
That means that they weren't caring enough, and don't worry, you'll have better people in your life as time passes. People can leave you if you're too negative about life and always talk about it with them. Try to swallow and forget about it and look on a brighter side of about your life as you talk with them, that may help your case. Don't forget, you, and only you can overcome your anxiety or anything negative in your life. Friends and other people are there to help you or comfort you if you ever need it.