Anxiety

It’s hard enough having a bad break up or friendship break down and worrying constantly about bumping into them but recently my anxiety has been higher than it has ever been before and I haven’t told my friends about it but the intense unhappy feeling has been….scary. I compare the 2 because one can be avoided, maybe not completely but it’s easier. You can cross the road to avoid them or leave the shop if you see them but my anxiety follows me. Its in my head, there when I wake up and when I fall asleep.

It keeps me awake at night.

I don’t want to pour my worries onto my friends and I’m single but I’m struggling. Every time I start feeling ok something comes and knocks me off balance. I can’t remember what it’s like to be truly happy.

I can’t take compliments and this is because I don’t believe them. This is partly down to years of bullying that torments me to this day.

I wish I could turn it off because the feeling that something bad is going to happen is preventing me from living. It takes a lot for me to get out of my comfort zone and trust that people aren’t leading me astray. I have been a puppet before and it’s a horrible feeling choosing to do something you don’t want to do just so you can keep X’s approval.

There are times when you just have to walk away to save yourself. Your mind will be clearer when you do. You don’t realise the weight of anything toxic until you walk away from the poison.

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Love is a blessing and a curse

I flick through profiles and send a message when someone pops up who interests me. It is disheartening when they don’t respond.  No matter how many times I hear ‘you will find someone’ it doesn’t make it easier. This is often said from someone who isn’t in the same position as me, they have found their ‘one’.

Everyone has had their fair share of disaster relationships but to not have one that has worked or gone beyond anything remotely serious, I am beginning to doubt that it will ever work for me. It is easy for them to say that it won’t last forever. I think it will. I can’t trust and I close up when someone gets too close and then I show signs I am not interested.

It takes time. Men are not willing to wait for anything to spark up, it has to be there right at that moment otherwise it will never be there. That may be the case sometimes but I am not the same person when I meet a guy for the very first time to when I meet him the second. It is getting to that second time that I struggle with. They make their decision and then they are gone. No friendship will come out of it because having another friend isn’t worth it.

Although I see friends falling in love I am scared that I will never have that and whilst they are settling into their new life together I will be alone and being alone for the rest of my life scares me so much.

Love is a blessing but it is also a curse. It is overwhelming and leaves you struggling for breathe, at least that is how I imagine it.

I have scars inside and out but why do we have to make a choice on who a potential partner is based on their looks. There is inside beauty as well and the beauty you can see can fade overtime so then what difference does it make?

It is an entrapment. An ex boyfriend made me believe it was love so he knew I would do what he wanted. I was naïve and vulnerable and since him I struggle to believe that anyone will love me because he told me and it hasn’t happened since….

Love is a curse.

Negative thoughts

Recently I have been kept awake by negative thoughts. They come from nowhere and I have no control over when they will appear and when they will end. 

Friendships, relationship, jobs, the want to move out but not being able to afford it. I find myself comparing myself to others, my parents often do this so maybe that’s why I do it to myself. Sometimes I feel happy with myself but now more often than not I feel suffocated, dissappointed and most of all worthless. 

My ex said that I would never find anyone that would put up with me and I haven’t been in a relationship since. Guys I have dated or spoken to online just want one thing. Friends telling me that it will happen doesn’t make it any easier.

I am beginning to feel that I will never be with someone because I hate myself so much. I can’t trust myself or anyone else.

Friends have broken my trust and even now I still get paranoid that I will say something to upset someone.

I feel like I am drowning. Maybe I am afraid of being happy because its gone so wrong before I am afraid that it will just go wrong again. I want to fall in love. I have seen it happen between friends and it would be nice to experience it myself even if its just temporary. My ex wasn’t in love with me I know that and that’s what makes it harder. 

I want to control the negativity…

Forgive and forget?

A while ago I posted on how 3 friends didn’t treat me very nicely causing my anxiety to sky rocket. I got over it after a long time with the help of friends and my counsellor. A year and 4 months later one of them texted me saying the same thing had happened to her and that she now understands what i went through. I politely said ‘I am sorry to hear that and take care’ etc. 

She believed me because it happened to her but she was part of it when it happened to me and she didn’t stand up for me when i needed her. I don’t know what she expected me to say after all that time. I even said that adding that we didn’t end on good terms and her response was ‘i understand how you felt.’ 

Too little too late.

I will not forgive and i will never forget what they put me through

Broken friendships

We have all been in that situation where we are slowly getting over something or someone and are moving on but then you could be doing something simple like sorting through old paperwork and there you find a letter/photo/card that reminds you of that person or event and brings it all back up to the surface again.

A while ago I wrote about a friendship break up that still upsets me to this day because I have constant reminders of our friendship. I came across a birthday card from one of them which I think was just a few months before it all blew up and she had written a message inside which is the normal friendship line and it reminded me of what we once had and I wish I saw the signs earlier and walked away sooner because they had stopped making the effort a long time before it all blew up. If I had walked away I could of saved myself from the hurt. 

Maybe I had done something but I still think back and I wish they had talked to me about it instead of talking behind my back. They had no intention on fixing it and had stopped being my friend. 

It made me feel horrible and paranoid about my life and I thought back to how they reacted when I told them something private about a family member and even then they just looked at me awkwardly and then carried on as if it was a normal day. I was so upset that day and they just shrugged it off.

When I was told that I hadn’t been supportive when one of them had fallen pregnant that was insulting. I had given her random gifts throughout and even on that night because I had missed the baby shower. To be told that was incredibly hurtful because I was always there for her but she never talked to me and she wasn’t there for me when I needed her.

I am struggling to get over this when I keep finding reminders of what once was but then how long was it fake for? I was always myself with them and they did and said some things about other people and it still didn’t click then.

I would rather blame myself than them. Sometimes I miss the friendship but I hate them for hurting me so much. Telling me that their behaviour was justified.

I am just so angry at myself for letting them walk all over me. I don’t want an apology from them because after all this time it will be meaningless. They threw my apology back in my face and refused to acknowledge what they did and said was not ok. In their eyes i was the one who had done everything wrong, they were the victim in this and therefore my feelings had to be destroyed even though the friendship had dried up months before.

No control over your physical appearance

Nowadays when it comes to finding a potential partner the main factor that will help you attract someone is down to your physical appearance. You have little control on your appearance and everyone find different things attractive.

When I am not wearing contact lenses i have to wear glasses. When i was younger i was considered unattractive because i wore glasses at school. I was and maybe still am overweight and overall i was bullied because of my appearance.

Nowadays what gets me down is the lumps and bumps i have all over my body caused by my NF condition. I have no control over this and in relationships i have been made to feel ugly because of these lumps and bumps. These ‘tumours’ lay on the nerves and i have recently started suffering from nerve pain in my fingers and toes.

After reading up on what can be done i learnt that being pregnant can cause these ‘tumours’ to grow more. Not only is there a 50% chance that there will be someting wrong with my child there is also a high chance of more of these lumps appearing and i have a high number already. You can get them removed but they will grow back.

I am lucky that they aren’t on my face but they cover my stomach and back. After numerous failures with guys they might as well be on my face because I am considered ugly. I am self conscious and extremely shy which so far has never worked in my favour. An ex boyfriend told me they were gross and i should cover them up and ever since him i am worried about the man’s reaction when he sees them.

Rejection because of something we have no control over. It upsets me that nowadays it is all down to physical appearance. If you don’t have that then it doesn’t matter if you are the nicest person on earth.

I know people who get a lot of attention because they are naturally pretty/good looking but this is their power. They know they are good looking and can drop someone they don’t want because they can easily get a replacement. When someonen is naturally pretty/good looking but have a horrible personality doesn’t that make it…pointless? Beauty isn’t worth anything unless it can be seen inside and out. Unfortunately today people would rather see it on the outside and eventhough their heart is as black as coal that doesn’t matter.

I am tired of not being able to look at myself in the mirror because of words that have been thrown at me in the past. Strangers in the street have called me ugly and guys have called me ugly because that is what is important in a relationship, that is what drives someone, that is what makes a man or a woman approach someone they like. I don’t need a man to tell me I am beautiful but I need strangers to stop telling me i am ugly because I feel ugly everyday when I look in the mirror. It almost clarifies it.

I want to be happy with myself, i want to be feel confident with myself.

Life sucks

The Internet dating has been more of a disaster than usual. No messages and the guys I message can’t be bothered to reply. I might as well have a blank profile. It’s a difficult feeling to explain. I want that connection with someone yet I can’t trust anyone because I haven’t had that amazing feeling that I have seen every day in one way or another. How would I recognise it and how do I know when it’s the real deal?

I have never been the type who gets with someone to have that one thing and yet that’s all I seem good enough for. Time and time again I slowly start to let my guard down and…he wins and then he’s gone.

I am now one of the only single people in my circle of friends and I am happy for all of them but I don’t want to be alone forever.

When I hear about people who constantly cheat on their partners I think why can they get with someone so easily and then hurt them before moving on?

I have been single for a long time now and I use to think I was happy and could just accept it but I don’t think I can.

I don’t want kids so that’s fine but if I did then my biological clock is already ticking and I wouldn’t want to start a family straight away so that would set me back even more.

I can’t look at myself in the mirror and sometimes I glance at myself and I feel sick. I wish someone would just bypass it and find out who I am. I don’t even know who I am anymore.I have always suffered with low confidence and friends have always tried to make it better but sometimes you need that close relationship with someone to make all the difference and when your friends give up on you…well that’s a definate confidence breaker. 

I was bullied when I was younger and even at uni I was the third wheel when it came to nights out. 

Recently I have started going to regular exercise classes in an attempt to boost my self esteem but it’s not working and don’t get me started on the work xmas party. No plus one again…

I realise that I am not the only person who feels this way but unless you have experienced it yourself then all you tell that person is ‘someone will come along’. I’m near enough 30 and yet have not come remotely close to being with someone I really have feelings for. Someone I can’t stop thinking about, someone who makes me feel like the only woman in the world, someone who will drop everything to be with me. Maybe I have watched too many films but I don’t know what that sort of love is. To never of experienced it is like saying ‘I have never felt the warm sun on my face’.

It’s upsetting and I wish I could just accept it. Maybe I’m meant to be alone…