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How to Communicate Anxiety & Fears to Loved Ones

 

Everyone experiences anxiety and fear in their lifetime. However, feeling this way all the time is another issue altogether. Those who’ve never dealt with chronic fear or anxiety may have trouble relating to your concerns, but there are ways to communicate what you’re going through that will help them understand.

Relating to Non-Sufferers

Usually, anxiety results from a stressor, such as a large project, loss of income, or an altercation with a friend or family member. But when you feel anxious and fearful on a constant basis, you may have an anxiety disorder.

In either case, anxiety and fear impact your day-to-day demeanor and attitude. The best way to deal with it is to have an open discussion with someone you trust and explain what’s troubling you, so they can gain some insight and determine the next course of action to help relieve your symptoms.

Explaining Chronic Anxiety

Like depression, anxiety isn’t easy to explain to those who don’t have the same experience, so they may think you’re overreacting or stressing about nothing. The best way to broach the subject is to calmly explain that your symptoms are real and go into detail as to how crippling they are. The better your friend or loved one understands what you’re going through, the easier it will be able to decide on the best course of action.

One of the hardest parts about discussing anxiety and fear with loved ones is the fear of rejection or misunderstanding, but the key is remaining patient and calm, so you can accurately convey the situation. Why don’t you head on over to Super Senior Connection to discuss this issue? You can also browse other featured articles.

Remember, you’re not alone. There will always be someone who understands what you’re going through, so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help if you need it.

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