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I've had problems with anxiety for around 10 years now and, while I do still get the odd flare-up, it's generally well-controlled with medication and self-help (it's taken a very long time to get to this point!).
Growing up, my mum was always my lifeline and was the one person I would turn to when I was having a really difficult time. In 2009 I went to university about 90 minutes away from home, stayed in my uni town after graduation unitil last year when I moved to London (about 2 hours from my parents).
While I now generally don't need to lean on my mum as much as I used to, I get really bad anxiety and panic attacks in certain situations - namely when I've spent time with her (either visiting my parents or them visiting me) and I/she then leaves. I generally don't feel like I need to be around her or nearby most of the time, it's only when she's been there and is then going.
Obviously not visiting isn't an option, and I absolutely love seeing my parents. Can anyone relate to this and, if so, how do you deal with it?
Thanks in advance.
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