I have suffered with a generalised anxiety disorder for over 4 years now and it is generally well controlled, but sometimes i just feel hopeless and lose all control letting the crippling anxiety take over. So it's definitely still something that requires work.
One area of my life that the anxiety interferes with majorly has been my relationships. The anxiety disorder began when I was with my now ex-girlfriend and ended largely because of it. I just lost all feelings of love and closeness when I started to chronically fear everything on a daily basis. Now whenever I meet somebody new I just don't seem to be able to develop them feelings just because I always have an underlying hum of anxiety and a knot in my stomach.
I am wondering what other people's experiences are of having an anxiety disorder in a relationship or someone who has been with someone experiencing it? I am very confused as to whether I just don't feel anything for these people because they're not right for me or whether the fear induced by anxiety is clouding all judgement and feelings. Everyone's experiences/advice would be greatly appreciated!