13 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Anxiety

April 21, 2015

Anxiety is tough, isn’t it? Not just for the people that have it, but for you – the people that stick with them – while they’re going through it. It’s emotionally taxing on both ends, it’s physically demanding at times, and of course mentally demanding most of the time.

Plans have to be changed to accommodate the anxiety. Situations have to be avoided at times. Planning has to be just that bit more thorough. Emotional needs can change daily. It’s a lot to work through, and it can be hard to get in their head to understand on top of that.

SOURCE: 13 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Anxiety.

This is another LifeHack post that drew me in. No, I am not the anxious one but I am married to one. In our twenty-nine years of marriage she has gotten sick before every vacation we have taken. She just doesn’t want to be away from her nest.  Most of the time she will eventually overcome her anxiety and we manage to take some time away from home. But several times we have had to cut the trip short due to an illness that almost always gets better once she is home.

Loving a person with anxiety is hard. The thirteen things to remember in the article above will be helpful to all those others out there that love a person with anxiety.

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4 responses to 13 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Anxiety

  1. 

    There is medicine, Rod, for anxiety problems. Has she inquired at her drs. For that help?

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      Hi Mary, thanks for the input. My wife has always been an anxious person, that is just who she is. But, yes she does take some drugs for in when it seems to overwhelm her. But she is taking so many drugs now that I certainly don’t think piling another one on top will do much good.

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    Would your wife’s anxiety go into overdrive if you took short trips on your own? I know a few couples where one spouse travels solo because of a situation similar to yours or due to medical issues.

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      Thanks for the input Denise. As a matter of fact that is just what we will be trying in the not too distant future.

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