The door of silence has been closed in my face.
When you say you have had a terrible week or have been crying all morning, or an honest answer to how are you? being, I’m really struggling….. Silence. Ignorance. Is it any wonder it’s so hard to be honest with people when if you do, your needs are not met?
Empathy. Understanding, friendship, validation. Pick any of those… They will work.
It’s like a diagnosed mental illness label gives people an excuse to not deal with you. Because it’s your problem now. They don’t feel any responsibility, and they shouldn’t. But what about the responsibility of the role you have in our relationship? It’s like that doesn’t exist anymore and suddenly everyone hides in fear of not knowing how to deal with you.
I’m still the same person.
Ignore the diagnoses, don’t ignore me.