I was in and out of school since sixth Every time my depression hit just a little harder, I’d let it hit me to the ground. The day came when I was tired of feeling like this, letting my illness rule me, letting my illness drive me down a deep dark hole I felt I couldn’t get out of. With residential treatment, I learned not to avoid.
If something made me anxious, like that crowded mall, I was going to go “expose” myself to that anxiety until it got better.
The key to dating is finding someone who is empathetic, understanding and loyal to a fault, and saying, “FUCK all! Here is what it is like to date someone with anxiety (in my experience, anyway).
A mental health issue is not something one generally brings up in those first tentative months of dating someone new.
Give a reminder of how much you love and care for your SO.
Relationships aren't easy and take a lot of work — we all know this.
Take a minute and check out this beautifully honest, totally real, and really oh-my-word-that’s-ME piece, “To People With... I'm Hattie Cooper and I started The Anxious Girl's Guide to Dating in 2013. I currently live in Seattle and spend the majority of my time being quietly judged by my cat, Scout.
It became something my partner had to decide to deal with or not deal with.You want to be there because you love him or her, but you're also afraid of doing something wrong.It's important to be careful in order to help ease the pain of your SO's anxiety.Here are 20 very real struggles of dating someone with anxiety: And nothing on the list can go undone.If you want to have a rewarding partnership with someone who is dealing with regular anxiety, it's important to understand that this person's day-to-day life comes with a set list of tasks that need to be completed.Freaking out that you aren't getting enough attention, or that your partner is taking his or her responsibilities too seriously will only frustrate the both of you and lead to resentment.