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  1. Jenn Summers
    October 25, 2020 @ 6:13 am

    Anxiety has been a large part of my life as well and although I have come to find ways to control mine I now see it in my daughter and it tears me into a million pieces. I’m incredibly sorry for your struggles with anxiety as I know how consuming it can be. I hope that part two tells an amazing story of controlling your anxiety. Take care, sending hugs.

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  2. Nancy
    October 4, 2020 @ 10:21 pm

    I lived with anxiety for years and didn’t even know it. My biggest fear was the dark. Still to this day I don’t know why – I just know that if I’m in the dark someone could take me and throw me in a basement and torture me and no one would find me. Over the years – the more fearful I have become. At 50 years old I am not only afraid of the dark but I don’t like being around crowds of people. The very thought makes me anxious. Ans I avoid it. The crazy part is – I am a therapist. And one of the things I excel at is helping people with their anxiety. That and addiction. I had considered sharing my personal story on my own blog but that whole “I’m a therapist and can’t do that” always stops me. But I think maybe I will share my story. Thank you for being brave and vulnerable. I’m so sorry for your experiences. But there really is a place for them in our lives. That anxiety though…. has gotta go lol

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    • Amy
      October 5, 2020 @ 10:48 am

      Nancy, thanks for sharing your truth with me. It just goes to show that we are all only human. We all have issues we deal with.
      I think this could be a very real and inspiring testimony on your own blog.
      Thanks for reading.
      Amy

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  3. Caz / InvisiblyMe
    October 4, 2020 @ 10:03 am

    Thank you for sharing your story so openly. I have high anxiety and I’ve also found similar with it being those quiet moments that can be so intense. I think I distract myself a lot during the days, keeping busy and stressed out and I suppose working off ‘high functioning anxiety’. The evenings are hard. Anxiety piques and OCD thoughts can circle without an off switch too. It’s interesting to hear the stories of others like yours, and to know we’re a little less alone in what we’re going through even though each journey is unique to that person. xx

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    • Amy
      October 5, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

      Caz, I do try to distract myself too. Sometimes it works, other times not. Thanks for sharing your experience. I appreciate you reading and commenting on the post.

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  4. hari
    October 4, 2020 @ 12:06 am

    Anxiety is a serious struggle for most people these days.
    your story is so inspiring because after all that struggle, you are able to come out and let others know about it.
    you are a strong person.
    we are all with you.
    thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

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  5. Anitha
    October 3, 2020 @ 7:45 pm

    Wow! That was inspirational. Love your anxiety story. It always hits hard in the quiet after the storm. Much love

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  6. Allison
    October 3, 2020 @ 7:43 pm

    I can totally relate to this. I have only experienced anxiety in more recent years, but knowing how it feels I think I’ve had it for longer than I realized. It’s not something people talk about a lot, but it should be to put others at peace that they don’t suffer from it alone. Thanks for sharing your story!!

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    • Paulette
      October 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am

      I, too, have only realized my own anxiety in recent years! It’s strange (in a good way) to finally be able to put a name to that “thing” I’ve felt but never really knew how to describe.

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  7. Castiney
    October 2, 2020 @ 10:10 am

    I agree Anxiety stems from control. I struggled with this as well. So thank you for sharing your story.

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  8. Shilpa
    October 2, 2020 @ 9:38 am

    I can totally relate to it.
    Thank you for writing this post.

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  9. Laura
    October 2, 2020 @ 7:41 am

    I’ve had a fear of storms as well. I think living through a bad storm can definitely rattle your nerves, and you come to expect the worst. I too have had my fair share of panic attacks, usually over ridiculous things like trying to pass my driver’s test. I’m good in a crisis but terrible in everyday life. Thanks for sharing your story!

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    • Amy
      October 2, 2020 @ 10:57 am

      Laura, that is awesome that you are great in a crisis. I hope to be able to say that one day. But I can definitely relate to the panic in everyday life over typical things.
      Thanks for your comment.

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