Thank them for trusting you with this information that they have most likely not shared with many people. Helen Odessky, among other mental health professionals, recommended you keep these ones in mind: If you are dating someone with anxiety, it is likely your partner spends a lot of time worrying and ruminating on everything that could go wrong or already be wrong with the relationship.
See it as the beginning of a discussion you can resurface occasionally. Here are some examples of thoughts and questions that might be running through their brain: Most people have at least a few of these anxious thoughts.
You might not be able to take your partner to all of the social events or gatherings you want to go to.Someone with anxiety can react to relationship stress with a fight-or-flight response, as if the stress were a physical attack.Sometimes anxious thoughts motivate your partner to act in ways that stress you out and strain the relationship.This is why you should gently guide your partner toward working with a therapist.A therapist can help them improve how they deal with anxiety, in and outside a relationship.