Emotionally, we never really know what other people go through, how much anxiety they hold on to, or how they feel about what they’re dealing with and why they may back off.
I believe we all have tendencies to carry stress, unless we learn to be open about what we deal with and as long as we know it’s nothing we’ve done, we can usually rest in the knowledge that it must be down to someone else and the problem should get sorted.
Working through any stressful situation changes us. Because we grow we will always be a different person. Whether it’s us dealing with stress or someone around us is dealing with stress, we must hope that positive change comes soon.