I am still fairly new here, although have been reading your posts for a little while now.
Is there anyone else on here who suffers from teenager-related anxiety? I am, generally speaking, suffering from anxiety of being harmed, which is mainly coming out in social situations (walking into city centre etc). But I live very close to a school and have been having issues with the smokers hanging around in the bus shelter very close to our house. The school have had words with them, but now they are seriously p****d at us. Problem is, they still hang around sometimes and whenever they see us there are comments, name-calling or spitting behind us - even when it's in town centre.
I am trying to be strong every day, but it's so hard and today it's just really getting to me. I know they are just stupid kids, but I am actually a kind person and it really hurts to be treated like this. My boyfriend doesn't even understand why it bothers me and we have had many arguments about it. Thing is, he doesn't agree with moving and I feel stuck in this situation for years to come. I'm really struggling to think positive today and not lose hope.
Can anyone relate?