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October 27, 2019
Anxiety keeps one from doing things that to others are "easy". Ma and I had a difficult talk lately; she asked why I was so weak-willed. Now, the old untherapized me would have taken offense at being called weak. TBH, my ears got warm when Ma said that, but it was easier this time to flip on the "she simply doesn't understand" switch. I tried to explain calmly and made it clear if she wants to listen and discuss further, I am more than happy to engage. I'd like to think I got through to her in some way.