• Anticipatory Anxiety Can Be So Much Worse Than The Actual Event

    8 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    My son was pacing around the living room the other night twisting his hair. This means he is incredibly anxious. I know this because, well, he is my son and has been in my life for seventeen years. But it's also the exact thing I do when I am anxious.
    I asked him what was up.
    In short, he was feeling very anxious about school. He was about to start his senior year learning virtually (something he felt really good about this summer). He'd seen his schedule and said how confused he was and how he didn't know what to do.
    He didn't sleep much that night, and he was up really early the first...
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