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Woman With Anxiety Creates List For Her Boyfriend To Help Her Deal With It

Loving someone who lives with anxiety is not an easy thing. It’s hard to completely understand what your partner goes through every day if you don’t suffer from anxiety yourself. The relationship might encounter a lot of barriers along away, but like with any other relationship, you can always overcome them if you work together.

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Actress Kelsay Darragh, who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, understands this very well. She knows that both she and her boyfriend need to work together to overcome the problems that may arise from her condition. She created a list of 15 items, explaining in details what she goes through and what her boyfriend can do to help her when she’s experiencing anxiety and panic attacks.

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He has to be patient and make sure she’s taking her medication.

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Distraction is key. Instead of focusing on the panic, why not talk about your next holiday?

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Source: Twitter | @kelseydarragh

All she needs is to be reminded that this too shall pass. Also, it’s good to keep hydrated.

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Breathing exercises can make all the difference. She just needs a partner to do them together.

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Remember she’s always aware that she’s making you go through this. Try to hug her whenever you can.

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If things get really bad, make sure she has other people to talk to. They’ve been through this before and probably know how to handle the situation.

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Panic attacks will go away by themselves. You just have to be patient enough to ride them out.

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You don’t need to know everything she’s going through. Just understand she needs you there.

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You can always talk about it when it passes. It’ll be useful to know what to do next time it happens.

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Of course, everyone is different and has different needs. What’s important is that we communicate with partners and show them we care. Anxiety is something you can always work through either on your own or with your partner.

 

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From: Diply