One of the unfortunate things about illnesses and disabilities is that people expect you to look a certain way when you’re suffering from one.
Ugh how do you expect me to decide what college to attend or who I want to marry or what I want to do for the rest of my life
I CAN’T EVEN DECIDE WHERE TO PUT A STICKER BECAUSE PEELING OFF THE BACK AND HAVING IT STAY IN ONE PLACE FOREVER IS TOO BIG OF A COMMITMENT FOR ME TO LIVE WITH
My version of a quote I found online. Originally from www.my-borderline-personality-disorder.com, I think.
Sometimes when you’re unwell it can be scary and overwhelming to share your good days with people because they use them to undermine your illness/condition as a whole.
The original quote was, “Yes, I have good, happy days, but I’m unlikely to share them with you, since by doing so in the past, you’ve invalidated my experience, saying, ‘See? There’s nothing wrong with you.’ I want to trust you again. Show me that you get that mental illness doesn’t just go away.”