Having anxiety can be a complete burden sometimes. You’re constantly afraid for no logical reason. Your heart races and you can’t breath. Then there are the times where your anxiety completely takes over and keeps you from doing the things you really want to. Having anxiety can keep you from experiencing new things and man it is a burden.
However, having anxiety does not make you a burden. Talking it out doesn’t make you a burden. No matter how much that voice inside your head says it does. No, your support team is not tired of hearing you complain. Trust me. I always feel like I a being a burden to them. That they’d be better off if I would just shut up. But it is not true.
They are your support team for a reason. They love you. They understand that what you are doing is from an illness. They want to help. They want to listen. They want to better understand what is wrong. So even though it feels like the world is telling you to shut up and stop being a burden. I want you to stick your middle finger way up in the air (or even just metaphorically) and tell that stupid voice to shut the #$^$ up. Because you are not a burden.
I know it seems like having anxiety automatically makes you a burden, but it doesn’t. The only burden is anxiety itself. It causes you to have a hard time but it doesn’t make you a burden.