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Is being afraid of being completely vulnerable around other people a result of my anxiety disorder?

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    • Gravy

      790d

      I feel the exact same way. I think feeing vulnerable around certain people can lead to certain thoughts of a bad scenario and fear. It can be the cause of really bad anxiety. As hard as it is to convince yourself, just try to remember that being a little vulnerable wont mean they’ll do something to you. You’re safe (hopefully). Try to surround yourself with people you trust and feel comforted with.

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      790d

      I feel the exact same way. I think feeing vulnerable around certain people can lead to certain thoughts of a bad scenario and fear. It can be the cause of really bad anxiety. As hard as it is to convince yourself, just try to remember that being a little vulnerable wont mean they’ll do something to you. You’re safe (hopefully). Try to surround yourself with people you trust and feel comforted with.

    • Auldrin

      790d

      I’m just now getting into my first relationship, and it’s still hard to take down some of my barricades. I just was so afraid of being hurt by someone, that I thought it would be better to not let anyone get the chance. Really what happened is that I now have a really hard time of expressing my feelings or just let someone have control of a situation. Just saying, try to let some trusted friends in, even in small ways, you might forget how to open up when you need it most.

      • strawbaerriejam

        790d

        @Auldrin thank you for this. i recently got out of my first wlw relationship and it was really tough for me. i realized how hard it is for me to be completely vulnerable around others and that opening up to people is something i really need to work on. even through this though i still have trouble with attachment. i get attached to people way too easily and can share information about myself easily but when it comes to vulnerability about my deepest thoughts and emotions in general ... i can't do that. and i've really been trying to work on it recently. my ex encouraged me to become better at communicating my thoughts and feelings with other people and i think ive really gotten at least a little better. still making progress and really hoping to see a lot of growth soon.

        • Auldrin

          790d

          @strawbaerriejam Communication is important in a relationship, I wouldn’t put to much pressure on it in the beginning, but it’s a vital function. I had the whole dynamic where he knew I was hesitate at first when dating, and I on the other hand refused to let myself do what I want (i.e hold hands and such), that it kinda delayed our relationship from evolving. So I found out that very bluntly saying “This is where I’m at with being comfortable with you and that I’m not opposed to more,” was needed to get the job done. Since we didn’t both communicate where we sat with each other, it was harder to move forward. Share what you’re comfortable with, even small things like habits, antics, simple feelings, all of it helps with a growing relationship.

    • Vallery

      791d

      I get anxiety when my kids or husband get me mad

    • Vallery

      791d

      I live in fear that something bad is going to happen

    • Mallorie

      791d

      i feel this way too, especially in a romantic aspect. i have terrible trust issues w guys and being all open is extremely hard for me. but starting off small by sharing mini things like your likes and dislikes is a great way to view opening open to someone. i do everything in baby steps and it’s honestly made my life a lot easier.

    • A_Goth_Moth

      791d

      I feel like it could be, being vulnerable is a really hard thing to come to terms with so I understand why it would scare you. I’m still working on being vulnerable myself

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