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Anxiety Support From Spouses

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I spent the night with David last night. It felt really nice to be around him and sleep next to him. I had a few close calls with panic attacks, however.

We decided to meet at the grocery store closest to us by the flowers department. When I got there I grabbed a cart, wiped off the handle with a sanitizing wipe and started to look around for something to make for dinner. Someone was walking behind me and it made me feel so uncomfortable. I wanted to let go of my cart and run out of the store. Instead, I gripped the handle tightly and with tears in my eyes, I walked to the flowers department to just wait for David. I started taking deep breaths and decided to smell the different scented candles to try to distract myself and calm myself down.

Soon David was there and I felt a lot better. I felt a sense of protection. That posed the question for me: Do we, as anxiety sufferers, rely too much on our loved ones for support? I thought about this for the rest of the grocery trip, up until we got home and started watching some movie rentals.

During my stay there some adult themed activities happened that caused me more anxiety. I won't talk about them on here because I know all different ages use this site.

I feel really great today, back at home. I wish it could last forever and I'm hoping it will last for quite some time. It's nice to break free from constant anxiety living.

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  • Comment Link thefutureofsocialwork Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:52 posted by thefutureofsocialwork

    It is perfectly fine to rely on your spouse like that. This is what spouses are supposed to do. I have social anxiety and have relied on my husband a lot. However, I can point out countless times that I have calmed and soothed him. It's a never ending job!

  • Comment Link Jadi A Wednesday, 27 February 2013 04:18 posted by Jadi A

    Oh boy, yeah...I feel so much better when mark is home.whenever hes out or I go to see some friends or whatever I always feel anxious like preparing myself for something to happen, but when hes around he always reassures me that im ok..but its scary , I don't know why i freak out whens hes not around..

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