Dating with anxiety
Dating can be hard enough, but throw a little anxiety into the mix and …
well, suddenly staying home and watching Selling Houses Australia on a Saturday night seems preferable.
Suffering from an anxiety disorder can lead to feeling very isolated or hopeless about finding the right partner, but with treatment and strategies it doesn’t have to derail your dating life, explains Jacqui Manning from The Friendly au.
“So many people miss out on opportunities because they’re afraid or it’s easier to say no,” she explains.
“The solution lies in finding ways to soothe yourself as you step outside your comfort zone and push forward anyway.
You’ll never know how your next relationship will be if you don’t turn up.
As the saying goes, you don’t regret the things you’ve done as much as the things you don’t do.” Anxiety is more common than you might think According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia – so if you’ve got it, you’re in good company.
And then there’s the mental spiraling before the actual date itself where you can go round and round in circles about what to expect. I need to get my hair done) so allow just as much time and thoughtfulness to preparing what’s on the inside too – i.e.
don’t just cross your fingers and hope all will be OK, but address the anxiety that pops up.” Here’s how: Can you relate?