This is exactly why I apologize actually ^same. I've been silenced about my interests before and I apologize just for entering a conversation my friends were in. I apologize too much because I'm afraid that if I don't, I'll lose the few friends I have
Parents like that make me wanna punch them. Also using your kids as an excuse to get what you want also bugs me< I'm adopted and this excuse has always been used on me and it's always screwed me up because it starts sounding like they regret adopting me
I'm glad someone realizes how painful it is to live a normal life trying to ignore these mental monsters. People laugh when you start to hyperventilate and lose control. It's real, mental illness is a legitimate thing and you can't deny it much longer.