stablevertigo:

What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:

  • I am unable to do that
  • I am too stressed out to do that
  • I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
  • My body will physically not allow me to do that
  • I am on the verge of a panic attack
  • I cannot do that

What people hear:

  • I am unwilling to do that
  • I am just shy
  • I am overreacting
  • I am lazy
  • I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
  • I need a push
  • I don’t want to do that

Inspired by X

This is my strength: I will go quietly because it is the best thing for you. I will close the door gently behind me and set fire to it. I won’t come back and I will ignore the smoke signals. I will tell my arms ‘no’ when they try to reach for you. I will adore you so softly that the grass will shudder from the care in it. I will leave you just as carefully. This is my strength, it is a different kind than the one you know, but it is defiantly brave just the same.

Azra.T “Burning Doorways” (via 5000letters)

'There's no need for heartbreak warfare. It's called 'I love you' — 'I love you too'. 'I need more love' — 'You got more love', and you can get through life like that. Shouldn't you just on days where you want more love be like 'I had a bad dream that you were sleeping around, it's really irrational, but just love me extra today'. Why can't we just have this thing where you just say 'Just love me extra today'. If I was with somebody and they said 'Love me extra today', I would love them extra forever.'

John Mayer, Atlanta, 2010. (via lookandlisteng)