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Do relationships make anxiety better or worse?

Discussion in 'Relationships' started by HayleyB3AR, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. HayleyB3AR

    HayleyB3AR New Member

    Jul 18, 2017
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    Someone told me on another forum I should not even be in a relationship because I have anxiety. It honestly made me feel horrible. I thought about it and if it wasn't for my boyfriend, I would have no one other than my mother. All my friends stopped coming around once I stopped going out. So in that... I think I may put pressure on him. Maybe I am locking him down. Thoughts?
  2. Lee

    Lee Administrator
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    May 3, 2016
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    I think if he felt trapped or locked down, he would leave the situation?

    I think your boyfriend loves you very much and he wants to make sure you are ok.

    Anxiety is an illness, just like tonsillitis. People wouldn't say you shouldn't be in a relationship with him for physical reasons, so why do people feel the need to say things about mental illness?

    I think having a loved one around definitely helps with my anxiety levels, my kids keep me fairly grounded when they are around and when they are in bed I am much, much worse.

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