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If you have an anyiety disorder and are overly worried about your partner / spouse, you should better skip this post.
If you're a relative, partner or friend, keep reading.
I hope I can get some helpful advice from you. My boyfriend has a generalised anxiety disorder (as far as I understood).
We're trying to arrange treatment for him, but because of the country we live in and some difficulties with the doctors, health insurance, Christmas holidays and his lack of initiative, we haven't made much progress yet.
I feel like I can't cope with this. Seeing him constantly switching between panicked, totally down, agitated, medicated and sleepy drives me nuts.
I can't stop thinking about this. What could we try to get treamtent faster? What did we not think of? How can we get the insurance to pay? How do I convince him to get treatment beyond picking up meds at the GP? He's already a bit annoyed with me suggesting things trying to accelerate the process.
Also, I'm not able to focus on work or anything else.
I feel like I'm drowning in a spiral of worrying myself. I also have some very stressful commitments that I can't drop at the moment.
I feel like I'm not going to be able to come out of this healthy myself. I read all the advice: Is should do sports, make sure I get a break, eat healthy, relax, realize that I can't fix him, seek treatment myself.
I'm sticking to all that but still I'm scared that this will cost me my own sanity and I won't be able to function any more.
How do others cope with this?
Thanks a bunch,
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