I've been coming to terms with the fact that I have been holding in a LOT of sadness. But when I try to open myself up to feeling this sadness, it inadvertently also opens me up to a lot of fear and anxiety. Which is causing my symptoms to get WORSE. i.e. I just lost someone, and I am trying to mourn them, so I cry. But then it brings my attention to the fact that they are gone and I don't know how I will live without them (causing fear and anxiety). I have strong feelings of abandonment from family which makes me so sad because I feel so alone. Now my thoughts turn to "I am going to be alone forever, no matter what I do" which puts me into a panic. Has anyone else experienced this? How do you open yourself up to strong feelings without also inviting in all the fear and anxiety?