That’s not comforting! There are too many things that people say that are supposed to calm me but don’t work at all. (Unless my sense of humor takes over and I find them hilarious). Here’s an example:
“It’s all in your head!” This statement is evidently meant to convey that my fear is a simple misunderstanding that can be blown away like blowing out candles on a birthday cake. If only…Everything is in my head, my delusions along with your really real reality. There’s no difference in the experience whether I’m imagining a person is intimidating but she is really nice OR she is truly a Bitch. Maybe I could fall back on the soothing notion that I cannot trust my perceptions and my mind cannot successfully navigate through the world. It’s all in my head. Gee, thanks! I feel better already. Lol–not.