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  1. I do get overwhelmingly frustrated when trying to grok something, but it’s never manifested into lashing out at people – it normally ends in tears. If I’m that frustrated, I howl my eyes out. Just to respond to your information request.

    • Always glad to hear from you. 🙂 I tend to avoid crying myself, if only for the fact that it tends to risk putting me in a very dangerous place in very short order. I guess it’s a lack of control thing. As for lashing out, it’s not an intentional trying to make other people have a bad time; as you’ve probably noticed over the years, it’s more an issue of circumstance, the spillover that I’m unable to contain anymore because (once again, control issues). I’m definitely trying to work on ways to improve my reflexes though! I know there’s a lot of polishing yet to be done.

    • I hear you there. And, I think, I make it worse by knowing the consequences in advance. Rassin’ frassin’… actually caring!

      (Caring is awesome, obviously. But damnit if the blowing up doesn’t suck.)

  2. Yes. I find myself out of control an used to be worse than I am now. I have PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Sometimes I felt like my head would explode and my eyes would literally pop out. At my worst I was throwing lawn furniture, screaming at the top of my lungs. It’s normal. Whatever normal is! Goos luck

    • Thanks, and to you too! I might have chucked a few things in the Dark Days myself. And by that, I mean an ex may or may not have a scar from a Hello Kitty stool lobbed over my shoulder on his forehead. *coughs*

  3. Not being able to filter out things I thought was due to being Asperger’s but you are saying it has to do with being Bipolar? I so relate to all you write. I can’t drive although I can operate a car because too many stimuli coming at me. Really feel handicapped by that!!

    • Thankfully, I can still drive… though at current it’s like, once every other week during non-rush hours, so there’s less stress (and it’s like, a four mile round trip). As for filtering, my family have often accused me of making things up because I remember details they don’t!

        • Sometimes I wonder how any of us managed to find out what was ‘wrong’ with us in those circumstances. I certainly didn’t have that opportunity until I immigrated to the UK to be with my husband!

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        • Sometimes I wonder how any of us managed to find out what was ‘wrong’ with us in those circumstances. I certainly didn’t have that opportunity until I immigrated to the UK to be with my husband!

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