First off, I'm new to this community, but from what I've seen so far, this looks like a great environment full of amazing people, and I hope that we can all feel a little better here. What I've been noticing more and more is that whenever a confrontation is happening or is about to happen, that feeling of anxiety kicks into turbo. I've been having to physically leave environments where a confrontation is about to happen, even if it does not involve me. But its not always possible to leave, and that is another problem. In some situations, like a classroom or presentation, I can't just get up and flee the scene. Then I get even more anxious and it becomes more and more unbearable until I can't function anymore. Does anyone know of a way to cope in these situations where I can't just leave?
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Hi friend, I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you always been like this? Maybe, there's a root to this problem and your fleeing away is just a coping mechanism.
I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. All I know to do is pray in the Name of Jesus. Have you tried praying or seeking help from your local bible-based church? I know that church counselors can be of good help. I am praying for you!
Thank you for your response. To your first question I've always definitely been very anxious when it comes to conflict, but it seems like a switch got flipped recently that made it a lot worse.
To your second point, I do pray, and I've been trying to do it more consistently since the anxiety began kicking up. I think talking to somebody at a church sounds like a helpful idea, hopefully it can help. I appreciate the prayers, thank you again.