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How do you explain to others your invisible disability?

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    • Bre19

      32d

      @warriormama fair

    • Cat501

      32d

      I used to overshare with people, until I was told I was psycho or just making it up. So I keep mine hidden as best I can.

    • warriormama

      32d

      At this point I don't...people don't care if they can't see it around here

    • billyhowson42

      32d

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    • shady89

      33d

      I've never found a good way. I've got a couple siblings who won't talk to me anymore (religious and think it's demon possession) otherwise I just avoid people

      • Bre19

        32d

        @shady89 fair enough

    • Pumpkin4649

      33d

      I explain to my close friend because she frequently asks me. Otherwise, I don't explain much to other people. I feel good about having at least one person who knows well about my condition. If you dont have no friends to share, I recommend a counsellor. :)

      • Bre19

        32d

        @Pumpkin4649 thats fair

    • rainbows1

      34d

      This is one I really struggle with

      • Bre19

        32d

        @rainbows1 that's fair

    • BabyMushroom

      35d

      I tend to over share because I'm constantly worried about being judged harshly and I hate people staring at me/mean mugging me.

      • Bre19

        35d

        @BabyMushroom I felt this

    • Chronicallyenby

      38d

      If I am given negativity, I offer to pull out my "medical rap sheet." If they are actually serious and curious, I go in a little with the larger issues but not into details until we know each other more.

      • Bre19

        32d

        @Chronicallyenby understandable

    • TheCosmicStarSystem

      48d

      My System and I are very careful with who we share our thoughts and struggles with and most of us don’t like sharing anything,even with our Family.

      • Bre19

        35d

        @TheCosmicStarSystem that is honestly fair

    • TheRadicalEdward

      48d

      I think it's best to describe how you feel and what things are like on a relatable level, so that others can understand.

      • Bre19

        38d

        @TheRadicalEdward fair enough

    • BoneDustWoman

      48d

      It depends on how much they need to know. Mostly, I just give a rundown of my relevant symptoms and any accommodations I need at the moment. Or I'll say that I have a neuroimmune illness and leave it at that.

    • hydroepilepic21

      48d

      I've given up. They think I'm just making things up.

      • Cat501

        32d

        @hydroepilepic21 I feel you, you're definitely not alone. I'm always making it up or a psycho when I talk about it so I just hide mine.

      • Strawberry62

        38d

        @hydroepilepic21 😥

      • Bre19

        38d

        @hydroepilepic21 I'm so sorry

      • Jessica.alikehealth

        48d

        @hydroepilepic21 😥

    • faerywyrm

      48d

      I am very honest. I find it's easier to listen to their questions and answer them. I don't push them into acceptance, but allow them to decide for themselves how much they want to know. Anyone who doesn't want to know and understand isn't friend material and doesn't matter as much to me in the long run

      • Cat501

        32d

        @faerywyrm I wish I could do that, but a lot of people don't understand BPD, so I just tend to mask it at work/out and about. I've been called a psycho before when trying to explain what goes on in my head. It's just been easier for me if I hide.

      • Bre19

        38d

        @faerywyrm so true

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