How do you take it when someone asks how much of your symptoms or illness are physical and how much are your 'reaction' to things? (Your emotional reaction be it fear or anger or whatever)
My boyfriend and I just had a huge fight about this.
When he asks how much is in my head or my emotional reaction to something it translates in my head to how much is you just being crazy. Then he gets mad because he thinks I refuse to listen and try to do things to help myself and that i make things up to get upset about.
All of this is coming from my dad's upcoming birthday and me putting in no effort because dad didn't tell me what he wanted to do and his latest girlfriend has food issues and i don't want to try to discuss with her where and when for a birthday supper for him and i dont want to have to call the restaurants to make sure that both of us can eat there. He decided that it was all a fear of talking to people I don't know well and that I just need to suck it up and get over it.