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Re: Beginning a new relationship triggered anxiety/dep nfc

Posted by daisydoo on February 2, 2009, at 4:04:44

In reply to Re: Beginning a new relationship triggered anxiety/dep shadowmon, posted by nfc on July 26, 2008, at 9:05:11

Hey there. I signed up specifically to respond to your post - What palava! So ....anyway it was last year that you posted but I just wanted to tell you I am facing similar issues. Sometimes anxiety can mask the real feelings we have for someone. I too have been out with lots of guys, only to end it in a very short time because I just couldn't deal with the anxiety I was feeling. Eeryone talks about how 'in love' they are and how exciting it all is. All I feel is like screaming.

It gets to a point where you just can't deal with it anymore a. I think for me a lot of it is the pressure I put on myself. Ie 'if this relationship doesn't work out I will be alone forever' or 'what if I get too scared and lose something potentially amazing' or 'I don't want to hurt him!' ....These are things that constantly go through my mind and it gets so intense that I sometimes just want to end the relationship. I guess you've got to chose between intense anxiety (hoping that eventually it will wear off) or that hopeless depressed feeling you feel after you dump yet another boyfriend.

It is a really terrible feeling isn't it? Akll your friends are really excited for you! But all you feel like doing is dying really.

And the worst thing....it seems that NOONE understands! So thankyou so much for your post. I am currently seeing a wonderful guy (it's been a week) and I am so anxious it's not funny. But I am trying not to put to much pressure on myself. I keep telling myself....yes I am very anxious but lets see if I can deal with that without getting rid of this amazing guy. I am also seeing a psychologist about it which helps.

I figure if I can deal with this...I can deal with anything. The ultimate battle of the mind!!!

Tell me how it is going....


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