Need to blow off some steam

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So the last week has been great. I haven't had any headaches, and I felt great .Then yesterday my throat started to hurt, so I went to the doctor. It turned out to be a throat infection, which I wasn't worried about in the slightest. I just tested my friend, and told him I won't be in school tomorrow ( we normally walk together) to tell him I'm sick, and won't be going. Then he just started slagging me, calling me a hypochondriac and telling me I'm never sick and I'm just making it all up. I'm not going to lie, I did go to the doctors a few times before ( lost count how many) because I thought I was sick. It's hardly my fault that my anxiety makes me think every pain I feel is a life threatening disease. Does anyone else have so called 'friends like this. I dunno if I'm overreacting, but he has really annoyed me . He knows how hard a time I'm going through and he is still a jerk to me . I usually don't pay attention to people like him, but today he's just really annoyed me. And if I was to beat the hell out of him the next time I see him, I'll be the one in the wrong, and I'll have his parents knocking on my door looking for answers. They always take his side, even if they know he was in the wrong. I'm sorry for blabbing on. I just needed to blow off some steam

I hope someone can give advice on how to deal with people like him, Thanks


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    Hi there Jack

    I'll try to post againrolleyes

    As I was saying, sigh, Yes beating the hell out of him might temporarily make you feel better, but it's not the answer, and I don't doubt you'd feel bad afterwards

    You have to be the bigger person here, Jack. Turn the other cheek.

    You cannot expect non Anxiety Disorder sufferers to understand how awful it is, nor the painful process of recovery, Even those with Anxiety struggle to come to grips with it.

    It's always hurtful when a friend, or family member, says cruel things. But arguing and fighting never solves anything. It just worsens situations. You have to rise above it all.

    You are doing just great, Retaliating will only add to your problems, by adding stress and making the whole thing blow out of proportion. Ultimately you will be the one to pay the price.

    He was being an idiot, unkind. You know that. I know that.

    Chalk it down to experience. Then let it go

    Hugs, Helen

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      Hi Helen, I've calmed down a bit now and realised that I did overreact. And you are right, if I retaliate, it will just make things worse.  I think I will just try forget about it. Besides, as you said he dosent understand what I'm going through. 

      Thanks, Jack

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      Good for you, Jack!

      By keeping calm and not retaliating you automatically shamed him. He was the one that behaved despicably and you didn't bite back.

      Proud of yousmile

      Hugs Helen

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      He doesn't understand what your going through. Anxiety is hard to explain and most ppl just laugh at you or turn a shoulder when you tell them you have anxiety.

      He's not really you're friend if he's not by your side thick and thin.... Wait till he gets health issues and just turn your shoulder on him...

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