Dating someone with depression and social anxiety

If there’s one thing in common that you’ll find across the board for everyone with anxiety, it’s that they over think – they over think a lot.

Part of this over thinking always comes back to the people that have supported them, always.

This is not to be confused with the sentiment that those with anxiety dislike change or pushing their comfort zones, because they will likely thrive once they’re actually in the process of doing so.

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It sounds like it would be common sense to do so, we don’t go around seeing people by one solitary attribute in most cases, but people have a tendency to become blind-sighted by mental health issues. It seems like the only people that understand how tiring it really can be is people with anxiety themselves.

They are still a human being with all the complexities that everyone else has. Anxiety causes people to live in hyper-tense states.

When anyone is faced with a traumatic incident in their life, which most people with anxiety have had more than their fair share of, the memory (if not properly dealt with) can end up stored in part of the limbic system of the brain that the mind uses to determine if we are at ‘risk.’ You can find out more about that here.

The memory is stored in a completely different manner and region of the brain in comparison to an everyday memory that gets filed away.

This causes the brain to react differently to the memory.

The brain is actively seeking to make links between the traumatic memory and the present situation it’s in (partly the cause of the hyper-tense state.)When the brain is caught in this cycle, letting go of things can be very difficult.

One of the worst things about anxiety is how aware of the irrationality they can be.

Pointing out that it’s irrational doesn’t help – they already know this.

They are experienced in handling their anxiety; let them get through it however they see fit.

Anxiety is rough on everyone involved, which means you too.

They are always on alert, their mind is very rarely settled, and their body is always ready to fight or flight. Situations that people without anxiety can just breeze through are more tiring for those with anxiety.

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