Hi I’m after some support. I am currently struggling with anxiety disorder, 12 years of an emotionally abusive marriage plus I’m sure other underlying things. I am seeking help through a psychiatrist, medication and very supportive friend. However my family are not being the most supportive. I understand this is hard for them to watch me struggle, they are of an older age so different generation. I have 4 kids and ex only takes them every second weekend one night (I’m trying to push for 2 nights).
My parents are telling me to basically snap out of it or I’ll lose my kids because I have anxiety. Even though I provide for them, care for them and am here a lot but since I’ve started asking them for help and taking my kids at times they are telling me this is not right.
I’m trying to beat this but feeling like their attitude towards it is not helping me get any better. I don’t really know what my answer is, I just feel because they have had a lot of control over me in a non malicious way, as I’m changing and trying to heal they aren’t supporting it.
For those who have never experienced clinical style anxiety or depression it really is difficult for them to understand. Move away from people who are toxic in your world right now, and it sounds like they are. I don’t mean cut contact, just lessen it while you heal.