She starts shaking and crying when we set her on the toilet.
It’s not something we can avoid, so we spend about thirty minutes each time trying to get her to go.
But what if you don’t know how it feels to have anxiety?
There is no silver lining and all hope is lost when anxiety grabs hold.
Your wife is most likely planning her own funeral in her mind while she’s blow drying her hair.
Shutting her out just makes her feel more fearful and isolated. Set a peaceful tone in your home and marriage by practicing empathy and kindness towards each other. I'm Michelle, a wife of twenty-three years, a mother to five, a homeschool mom, and a classical education tutor.
If I walked away from my daughter and left her on the toilet alone, she would instantly FREAK OUT. Now that you know you don’t have to convince her of anything, you can just sit by her and show support by staying by her side. It will spill over your relationship into the lives of your children and those who interact with you in your home. I want to use this space to share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly that is my life.
To make matters worse, anxiety writes a bad ending to every story.
Nobody lives happily ever after, and everyone ends up surrounded by death and destruction.
Just ignore their fangs as you go grab some groceries.
This is what it feels like to a person with anxiety.
I have feared many things that weren’t really there, but still couldn’t stop the cycle of terror.
It reminds me to be patient with her, because I know how it feels.
They’re nipping at your heels and their breath is hot on your back.