I used to get upset when I felt misunderstood and expecting others to just “get it.” That was my mistake. I can’t expect others to be empathetic or sympathetic. I have to accept that others may not understand my mental illness and behaviors. I have to understand others may pull away because it is out of there realm of normalcy. I’ve grown to not be resentful towards these people. I respect their distance and it is probably best for managing my mental health anyway.