By using the right coping strategies, you can have a healthy relationship and stop anxiety from causing too much stress.
When you care for someone, it’s tempting to support them by trying to act as a surrogate therapist. Trying to play that role will be emotionally draining. You are not responsible for providing therapy to your partner.
Here are a few more examples to look out for: If you are dating someone with social anxiety, the anxiety will most likely affect your social life.
You might not be able to take your partner to all of the social events or gatherings you want to go to.
“Our minds take over and go directly to the worst-case-scenario,” said Michelene Wasil, a therapist who is familiar with anxiety on both a personal and clinical level.
A therapist can help them improve how they deal with anxiety, in and outside a relationship.Maybe you’ll reach out to him a few times until he feels good knowing you would make the effort.