39 Things NOT To Say To Someone With Anxiety
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39 Things NOT To Say To Someone With Anxiety

We know you're "just trying to help." It's not helping.

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39 Things NOT To Say To Someone With Anxiety
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1. "Stop worrying about it."

2. "Stressing about it won't solve anything."

3. "I think I have anxiety too."

4. "You're being so dramatic."

5. "Just be happy!"

6. "We need to talk."

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7. "Get over it."

8. "It's really not that big of a deal."

9. "I don't care."

10. "Other people have it worse."

11. "What even is anxiety?"

12. "Calm down!"

13. "There's nothing wrong with your life."


14. "Everything will be fine."

15. "Just let it go."

16. "Why do you care so much?"

17. "Stop getting mad at something so small."

18. "I'm stressed out too."


19. "Why won't you just forget about him/her/them?"

20. "What's your problem?"

21. "You're just overreacting."

22. "Things could be worse."

23. "It's all in your head."

24. "Nobody thinks that."


25. "I know how you feel."

26. "Chill out."

27. "Just tell me what's wrong"

28. "Anxiety isn't real."

29. "It's not that serious."

30. "What do you even have to be worried about?"

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31. "Relax."

32. "I don't feel like listening to you complain."

33. "Your life is great."

34. "Stop looking for attention."

35. "You don't have anxiety."

36. "Stop complaining."

37. "Move on."

38. "Stop being so negative."

39. "I'm just trying to help!"


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