Christmas is next weekend and I have so much anxiety that it’s starting to give me panic attacks. I never use to get anxiety around the holidays but this year I do. I want to bail on my family so bad and just celebrate it with my boyfriend at home with just us. I’m not sure what to do.
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Honestly I’m in the same boat. I just want it to be me and my bf at Christmas. Either don’t attend the family gathering when it’s time or you could stay for a short time. If I were you, I’d try my best to spend time with your family, even if it’s just for 30 mins or an hour. You are not obligated to explain the reason why you leave early to anyone. And you aren’t obligated to explain if and why you didn’t see them either.
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