If You Suffer from Anxiety, Remember to be Thankful for Those Who Love You…”It’s Hard Work!”

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Without Loved Ones who Care, We are Lost in Managing Anxiety in Constructive Ways…

Anxiety is Tough, Especially on Loved Ones…13 Things to Remember  Quote from this link article published by Web Heath Paper…

“Anxiety is tough, isn’t it? Not just for the people that have it, but for you – the people that stick with them – while they’re going through it. It’s emotionally taxing on both ends, it’s physically demanding at times, and of course mentally demanding most of the time.  Plans have to be changed to accommodate the anxiety. Situations have to be avoided at times. Planning has to be just that bit more thorough. Emotional needs can change daily. It’s a lot to work through, and it can be hard to get in their head to understand on top of that.”

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I don’t think about the wear and tear on those who are close to me everyday, but I should.  Mostly, it is a huge personal struggle to manage and mitigate anxiety as a life long disorder for many.  When reminded with conversation, writing about stigma, or reading a new article like, “13 Things to Remember,” I’m so grateful for the understanding and patience from loved ones, especially my spouse.  She has a tough job!  But tells me it is worth it because she knows well how to help me work through the anxiety to make our days together much more positive… Otherwise, I would go immediately to my “blanket fort” and waste the whole day in my own self serving misery.  Although close friends and colleagues do the same, at least they are not around me 24/7.  The key is to keep a strong footing and move forward with healthy social interaction.  Without open communications with others and awareness, healing is virtually impossible.  Without a caring coach, those who suffer with severe anxiety, especially a panic attack, often retreat and go into isolation…better safe than sorry…

Please click this link, “13 Things to Remember,” and increase your awareness of what anxiety looks like, and how hard we all work together to support each other.  Distancing yourself from a loved one suffering anxiety is not the answer.  You can make a difference by not thinking what is wrong with your loved one or close friend, but ask yourself “what happened to cause the anxiety.”  This is the healthy way to move forward to be a hero to your loved one…

So, on this day and everyday be grateful and appreciative for those close to you who care enough to stay by your side and make each day a good day for all.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1&2…click the highlighted text for my author page and ordering my books…

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Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Child Advocate

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