I'm new here and hoping this will help me cope with this anxiety thing...today, I put my phone away for several hours worrying about a text or call I'd be worried about it for hours. I'm not sure what's normal and how the patterns of my worrying occur. I believe my anxiety has come from a history of verbal abuse and a serious of unfortunate events. it's hard to pin point where exactly it hit but GAD has my name all over it. this is how it starts I could be perfectly fine & that increasingly does of an itch of wonder comes traveling down my spine and from there on everything goes down hill from there, I feel like this is ruining my life.