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I don't really know where to start. I don't mind who answers, whether you're with someone who has anxiety or have anxiety yourself.
My boyfriend of 2 years in a long distance relationship stuggles with anxiety and although it doesn't affect me daily, he's never come to see me. He panics about travelling because he's not in control. As much as I understand it makes me feel really worthless at times, I take it personally the way he never comes to see me, I'm always travelling to see him.
He's on medication but he's not doing anything else about it, he doesn't go to see anyone. His family's approach is just to let him do whatever once he can, but he plans to move to uni with me this September and he's only come up once. The only time he's been here is with his mum - which is the only thing that gives me hope - he attempted to come up the other day but couldn't do it. I try so hard to be positive and patient but it's just too hard at times, especially with the stress of exams.
How do I help him? How do I encourage him to get more help without being too pushy? At university there is a whole department for helping with mental illnesses that's free, I don't understand why he's not running for this opportunity even if it's not worked for him in the past. I just don't know what to do.
Thank you x
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