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Hello, I'm 18 years old and I recently just ended my relationship of over a year. My boyfriend had anxiety, which he has been seeing a counsellor for, for about 2 months. Although he has suffered throughout our relationship, things started to get worse. Last September he moved to university, which meant I would only see him once a week. He hated his university and the course, which added to his anxiety. Previously I had been very patient and understanding with him, but after a big argument a couple of months after him starting university, I began to feel like I was walking on egg shells to please him. In the end I ended up feeling suffocated with him worrying so much that I could even like any of my male friends photos without there being an issue. Baring in mind they were just my friends and I've known them much longer than I'd known my boyfriend, I felt really uncomfortable. I began to get anxious myself because I was so worried about upsetting him. I love him to pieces and I care so so much about him but I knew the relationship wasn't normal and it was beginning to make me miserable. I ended it a couple of days ago and honestly it was the hardest thing I've ever done and although I know it was for the best I can't help regretting it. I've been crying my eyes out since and even for the days before that. I needed to put myself first because I have my A-level exams to sit in the summer. I'm hoping maybe he can sort out his anxiety and after my exams, when I'm less stressed, we can try and sort things out. I'm really desperate to get back in touch with him but I don't want to mess him about. Because he's got anxiety, I am really worried about him and I just want to know he's okay. What do you guys think about it? Have any of you been in my position and if so what was the outcome? Do you think I've made the right decision. Thanks in advance
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