I told my friend a couple weeks ago that I have social anxiety and as soon as I told her she was like “omg I have it too!” I wanted so bad to just ask her blunt questions about it. Oh so you have moments where you can’t breathe at just the thought of having to go out in public? You cold sweat before ordering a meal and rehearse that order tenth times? So you throw up almost every morning because the idea of being around people is physically sickening? Yeah I’m sure honey. I’m sure that you’re anxiety is so crippling that you have on a whim shopping dates with friends. Sorry but that does not match anxiety! And honesty even if she did it was my moment! My extremely vulnerable moment that I told her in confidence just for her to relate! And then I tell her “just go on my Pinterest it will explain everything about me.” (Because I have an anxiety board for my friends to look at so they have a general idea of what’s in my head) well just now I get on my Pinterest to find she’s created a board called “Me!” that’s all of MY anxiety posts!!!! I really just want to scream! I mean honey I know you better than anyone! I know you hate being alone! You love going out with friends! Just...no! I mean this is a seriously debilitating mental illness that isn’t a joke and isn’t a trend. You don’t relate to it!