Anonymous asked:I really love your comic. It's super relateable across other mental illnesses. I, for example, have some pretty bad depression and anxiety issues. I try to remind myself that my friends wouldn't be my friends if they didn't like me for some reason, but sometimes I feel like all I do is hurt people and push them away then I'm mad at myself because I feel so terribly *lonely* and I know it's my fault. And then everything becomes my fault and bah. I'm just whining now. Just, you have a lovely comic
Thank you for your kind words. It’s hard to let people be close to us when we know we’re not at our best - we can feel like pure poison when all we have in us is negativity. But if we give our loved ones a chance to keep loving us, even at our worst, it can be surprising how much love we receive. I know it’s easy for it to become a guilt cycle, but remember, if they were in as much pain and struggle as you are, you’d still love and support them. Let them support you. My best advice is that instead of telling them repeatedly ‘I’m sorry, you don’t have to do this, I’m so terrible’, just tell them ‘Thank you. I needed this right now. Thank you for loving me’. It’s something I’ve been working on and the difference is phenomenal.