The nerves, the butterflies, the excitement. The thoughts racing through your head and the feelings pulsating through your body. Now imagine that you suffer from crippling anxiety. How much more complex and challenging do you think it would be? Your new partner has probably had to battle various demons just to get to where you both are now.
Student doctor, 27, reveals the things you need to know about dating someone with anxiety
How to Date Someone with Anxiety
Last Updated: November 17, References. This article was co-authored by Liana Georgoulis, PsyD. She received her Doctor of Psychology from Pepperdine University in Her practice provides cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapies for adolescents, adults, and couples.
Dating Someone with Anxiety: What You Need To Know!
Given everything that's happening in the world, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't feel any sense of anxiousness right now. For those with anxiety disorders, this is an especially scary time. And worldwide pandemics and coups aside, anxiety disorders are much more common than you might think.
Anxiety disorders can be crippling, isolating and all-consuming for the roughly 40 million American adults who suffer from these mental health conditions. A support system of friends, family and romantic partners can be hugely helpful to those with anxiety, but only if their loved ones understand what they do and do not need to cope. We asked our readers to tell us what they wish the people closest to them understood about loving someone with anxiety.