Ok so in light of a struggle I had yesterday during the conflict, I feel that it is a good idea to create a thread for the ugly side of anxiety. Which is to say, the side of it wherein you, the person with anxiety, become the aggressor in a situation. This is a very uncomfortable topic and it's really hard to come to grips with. Even after years I'm still hurt by it and still struggle with it. And I feel that others might have that same issue. So I am making a thread for it. If you've ever hurt someone during an anxiety spiral or worry that you might be doing so this thread is for you. Feel free to share anecdotes and talk with others about their experiences with being a thoroughly unpleasant human because you're scared. Feel free to ask for and offer advice too. Because I think it might help to have advice going around about it you know? We're not bad people. I feel that needs to be stressed. Because I often feel like a bad person during or after the spirals if I am aware of what I'm doing. But we're not bad people. We're just kind of a bit broken and need a bit of patching up is all. And that's ok. Even if it takes us a long time.