I’m scared that if I tell people how I really feel (broken, sad, anxious) they will worry too much or think me weak and leave. Is it ok to show my true emotions?

Answer

Yes. It is okay to let people know exactly what you feel. It won't be easy. Some people won't be able to understand. But please know that your emotions are valid no matter what others think of it. It's okay to be sad and broken and anxious. It's all part of being human. If people leave after knowing your struggles, maybe they'd still need time to understand or maybe it's for the better. People aren't perfect, they will fall short. They will disappoint us sometimes and that is okay. It doesn't mean your weak. I know how hard opening up to other people is and I know for a fact the courage it takes. You are brave. Believe me. I cannot tell you not to worry, because that's what we deal with every day, but keep making steps forward, even how small, even how long it takes. Do things that you know will make you feel better. Share your worries with people, tell them your struggles, help them understand. Worry, be anxious, be scared, but still do it. Do it anyways. I hope you feel better soon. I'm rooting for you. Everything will be okay, some will just take longer than others, but we'll all get there in the end.

Updated on May 4, 2020

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