So you can only imagine how difficult it must be to get through the day without obsessing, over-thinking, and struggling with control issues. Perfection seeking, constantly worrying about the bottom dropping out, dissecting every move and every word in anticipation that the relationship will ultimately end and you'll be at square one again can make you a scattered, jumbled, unrecognizable mess.Giphy I spend an embarrassing amount of time wondering what he's thinking or feeling and how I fit into the equation, which leads to contemplating what I'll do if I don't — and even deeper — why I wouldn't fit into the equation in the first place.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.So I've been diagnosed with 'generalized anxiety disorder' - in fact two psychologists described my anxiety as 'severe.' Obsessive thoughts often lasting months, waking up with my heart racing, generally feeling uncomfortable, stomach aches, headaches, nausea - sometimes to the point where I'm bed-bound.Honestly, I wouldn't want the person I'm dating to exhibit those qualities, so I don't want to do that either.I have to believe that like any disease — and anxiety is one, no matter what anyone tells you — my mental illness can be managed successfully so I can improve the overall quality of my life and my ability to function in the dating world.
I'm starting meds, even though I'm not too peachy about the idea, so we'll see what happens.I believe that the key component to dealing with my existing issues is awareness.Tumblr If I become unaware of my own anxiety and stop utilizing the tools I've acquired, then I'm prone to act out, demand, be paranoid, needy and irrational, and a happy relationship doesn't grow from that.I knew there was something going on, you're posts started to change. I'm starting meds, even though I'm not too peachy about the idea, so we'll see what happens.It makes me sometimes no fun to be around - unhappy, not talkative, don't laugh or joke much. What about if you've dated someone who suffers from bad anxiety? I have anxiety disorder with agoraphobia and I am able to manage it without medication.
But this isn't the medical forum..Anyway I think this is one thing which has prevented me from dating.