To dispel some concerns, we asked people in our community who live with anxiety to tell us tips for dating someone with anxiety. If they head out of a social situation early — or need some time away from you — try to understand they just might need to recharge. Chances are, a person with anxiety has had anxiety long before you came along. If you’re unfamiliar with anxiety, or even if you know a bit about it, don’t be afraid to ask questions to better understand their experience.Their reasons for being anxious (which may not even seems like “reasons” at all) most likely have nothing to do with you. That way, when anxiety comes to visit, you’ll be more prepared and have a little more understanding.The good news is that you make a physical change in your brain.
Jeffrey Schwartz, author of “Brain-Lock: Freeing Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.” The brain gets stuck in gear and cannot shift to the next thought.
Also, it’ll show it’s not something you’re afraid to talk about. If you can, stay calm during moments of high anxiety. I know it’s probably difficult since I’m clearly struggling, and I know you’re probably worried, but if you can stay relaxed, it’ll help bring me back to reality and make me realize I’m not in danger.” — Emily Waryck“Be patient with me.
If the person you’re with is experiencing a moment of high anxiety or panic, try to keep calm. I know it sucks when my anxiety keeps us from making plans, seeing friends or going out. But I promise I’m trying my best, so try not to get overly frustrated with me.” — Hayley Lyvers 6. If love could cure anxiety, the world would be a much less anxious place. While support can mean everything to a loved one, you don’t have to be anyone’s therapist. Just because you don’t understand why a certain place or event could evoke anxiety, that doesn’t mean the fear and feeling isn’t real.
Everyone checks the doors or stove to make sure they are locked and off before bedtime. No matter how many times they check, they don’t trust their last check-up (garage doors, toasters, hot irons).
You might have forgotten to shut the stove after answering your texts. The only comfort comes from putting your hot iron in your purse and carrying it with you to work.