editorNadia replied over 1 year ago:
Your family may be letting you down, but communicating that to them may be a better strategy than building up resentment in yourself. Ultimately, storing resentment will only hurt you, and the most generous thing you can do for yourself is to let that go. If you are experiencing work harassment that's causing you stress and anxiety, the first thing you need to do is communicate that to your boss or someone in HR. Your workplace should be a safe environment for you. The next step is to manage your anxiety when it does come up. Anxiety can be a really powerless feeling, but you can take control of it. When you feel anxiety coming up, try focusing on taking slow, deliberate breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. That can help calm some of the physical sensations associated with anxiety, like a racing heart or sweaty, clammy skin. To further calm yourself, you can focus your energy on a specific sensation outside yourself, like the feeling of touching a soft cloth or the background noise in your environment. By focusing your mind on the physical world outside your body, you can derail some of the anxious thoughts, letting them dissipate instead of growing stronger. If you feel like it's beyond your control, seeing a behavioral therapist can help. They can teach you more specific strategies to reduce your anxiety, all of which have been proven to be very effective for reducing and often eliminating anxiety altogether. They may also be someone you can trust to support you during this time if your family isn't coming through for you.