this is a big step for me to even come here and openly talk about things to strangers.. but here I go. I was diagnosed a little over two years ago with generalized anxiety disorder after seeing my GP when things really started to go bad. I was put on anti-anxiety medication which seemed to help in conjunction with lifestyle changes. although like many other I do not want to have to rely on medication, so over a year a go i stopped my medication safely which I was functioning well for some time, and then I noticed my anxiety creeping back into every day situations.. now it has taken over and making me miss work, and putting a lot of strain on my relationship etc. I have taken intiative to see a counsellor this week, but I know that wont be enough. any suggestions? any suggestions about living with anxiety and maintaining a healthy relationship with a boyfriend?