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No one understands what it's like - May 20th 2017, 05:16 PM

My family and friends cause me so much aggravation which I could really do without when I have been this unwell.

They do not seem to understand I have not explained my problems to them so I feel like they don't know what i'm going through. I have said on few occasions that I don't feel to good I have a lot on my mind can you please stop stressing me out. They fail to understand and say everyone has problems I feel my family and friends just make it that little bit harder for me at an already hard time for me.

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Re: No one understands what it's like - May 20th 2017, 05:39 PM

I'm sorry that you're family and friends are making things hard for you. Maybe instead of telling them to simply stop doing something, you can explain to them that when they do X or Y that it causes you a lot of stress because of your mental illness and that while you're working on managing your own health, you'd appreciate it if they were more mindful. I know that probably sounds the same, but I find that wording things differently (e.g. clear explanations) vs. saying "just stop" is more effective because, yeah, everyone has problems and you can't make your friends or family stop being the way they are just because it inconveniences you, ultimately you can only control yourself so if the people in your life aren't willing to be more conscious, you have to be the one to say "I don't want to talk about this/be involved in this" and if they persist, tell them you made yourself clear and walk away

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