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I've been living with a terrible anxiety disorder for many years now. Obviously, dating someone with anxiety is a challenge in and of itself, but . blacked out or a guy's date had a serious allergic reaction to the cat hair on his. This can cause their owners great anxiety because they feel the cat is not happy. The cat may run and hide as soon as someone comes into the house or if there. Dating someone with anxiety is not easy. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. Having a partner with a mental health disorder, whatever that disorder.
That is not sexy, right? The shame associated with mental health disorders is not good for relationships. How can keeping a secret like this be good for a flourishing partnership?
Eventually, these issues come to light. The hiding it and pretending everything was OK only made the anxiety worse. It was a vicious cycle of panic, drink, repeat for months on end.
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It became something my partner had to decide to deal with or not deal with. Luckily for me, he has been an excellent sport and a real pillar of strength when I need him to be. You have to deal with days that are very sad for no reason. When you have a mental health disorder, some days are not good for you, mentally. This can be very frustrating. Your partner might get weird about your meds.
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My partner has never been unsupportive of the fact that I need to take medication to help me combat my anxiety disorder. I know how addictive these drugs can be.
I only take it when I absolutely need it to keep myself from pacing around my apartment in the dead of night or having a stage-five meltdown at work. I thought I could deal with it myself and over these past 7 months I thought I was on the right track but I know now I am not.
I am anxious everyday waiting for something bad to happen.
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Trying to control every situation I possibly can. I need to deal with this now as I just want to feel my normal self again, like I was before Mom passed! Anyone else out there with some issues? How do you deal with feeling anxious all the time? Wish my family stayed closer!
I really sympathise with you, I lost my mum very suddenly in January, she was my best friend and we spoke to each other everyday.
Every day is a constant battle with anxiety and panic attacks.
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Then 3 months ago I also lost my father, the pain is unbearable. I feel every waking hour I live in fear of a panic attack. Linda-Ann Martins December 26, at 2: I feel like I lost half of my heart and struggle to do simple daily tasks.
I struggle with severe anxiety and panic attacks.
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Ammy December 24, at 8: Today I almost drugged myself to death but was stopped. My husband means the world to me. Courtney January 3, at 6: I lost my dad to sudden cardiac 3 months ago and my wedding is in Feb.
I really hope you are getting better, Ive heard that one day the memories of our lost loved ones make us feel happy and smile instead of sad and alone like they do now. James December 22, at 5: Most of my issues with anxiety and depression are the fear of becoming terminally ill or someone close to me becoming terminally ill. The fear is so palpable at times that I convince myself with certainty that I have something.
Even though I love my family dearly, sometimes I find it hard to be around them because I am afraid of losing them as well. It is possible that my seasonal fear stems from my mom being diagnosed just before Christmas and dying just a couple months later.
My heart goes out to anyone with similar experiences and feelings.
God bless you guys. Anon December 20, at 4: Gillian Hewitt November 20, at 3: I have lost everyone the last couple years and it was so hard on me I decided to retire and go to England for several months to get away from the pain. Its been a year and I am in so much pain.