Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorder in the US, affecting 18 percent of the adult population.
It may take longer to open up and share, which can affect one’s ability to form close relationships.
Nonetheless, anxiety doesn’t have to break your relationship or put a strain on it to the point where it’s hard to enjoy.
By understanding anxiety in general and how it affects both your partner and your relationship, you can love each other more deeply and connect in a new way.
You keep reaching toward the sunlight; you see the surface, but you can’t get there. You’re without air; you're without your breath; you black out. Anxiety consumes you; anxiety becomes you, and for hours you’re alone.
You’re drowning, and no one can save you, no matter how loudly you yell.