I have learned the hard way to never share my past, my diagnosis, or anything related to it…. with anyone from now on.
Nothing good comes from sharing about it with anyone physically in my life. Not in my experience.
My newer friendships I am developing, I will not share anything with them. The most I plan to say, is I have anxiety and that will be it.
I’ve lost so many people from my life due to being open and honest and it also makes me vulnerable to it being used as a way to put me down etc, when something happens. It’s the perfect excuse, as I even found out in counselling, for people to not take responsibility, to blame, project etc.
I believe in being honest and open, but sadly it’s the way other people react and respond, that is the issue.
So, I intend having that part of my life kept completely separate from anyone else.
I’ve learned my lesson.
The really painful way.