What to do if your partner suffers from anxiety?

If your partner suffers from anxiety, there are several things you can do to support them:

  1. Educate yourself: Learn more about anxiety and its symptoms, causes, and treatments. This will help you understand what your partner is going through and how to best support them.
  2. Encourage them to seek professional help: Anxiety can be a challenging condition to manage on one’s own. Encourage your partner to seek help from a mental health professional who can provide them with appropriate treatment and support.
  3. Listen actively: Sometimes, the best thing you can do for someone with anxiety is to listen to them. Be present and attentive when your partner wants to talk, and validate their feelings and concerns.
  4. Be patient: Anxiety can be a chronic condition, and recovery may take time. Be patient and supportive as your partner works through their anxiety.
  5. Take care of yourself: It’s essential to take care of yourself too. Anxiety can be contagious, and it’s easy to get caught up in your partner’s anxiety. Take care of your mental health and seek support if needed.

Remember, everyone’s experience with anxiety is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. So, be flexible and willing to try different strategies to help your partner manage their anxiety.

For more topics on relationships please go to www.thednaofmindfulrelationships.com. If you would like to work on how to support your partner in managing their anxiety better, please contact My Relationships Support & Therapy on 0411 281 173 or email [email protected].

-Dilek Yucel

My Relationships, Support & Therapy