It can be rather difficult dealing with a friend or family member who has anxiety. Unanswered text messages. Declined invites. Phone calls that are ignored for days. Anxiety can make certain aspects of friendship seem tough. But that doesn’t mean people with anxiety can’t maintain friendships or that people with anxiety don’t care about their friends. Here are 8 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to understand.
8. “Sometimes when I’m feeling the anxiety, I have no idea why I’m anxious.”
Anxiety can creep up on us for no reason at all. People with anxiety can go from feeling perfectly fine to tense and anxious in a minute. Anxiety isn’t always triggered by things, and often the anxiety has no proper cause.