I have so much to say, so an apology for the length of this post. My anxiety has spiked an INSANE amount this week, and I find myself constantly all over the place as far as emotions and PTSD flashbacks go. At school I've been consistently having to leave class for the counselor because the stress becomes too much- even minor tasks are almost impossible. I've been losing my patience with my friends and loved ones very easily, things as simple as a phone or computer glitch can cause me to need to take upwards of ten minutes to get myself calm again. I'm in an intensive acting program that I'm dropping at the end of the semester, but despite this, I'm still feeling incredibly anxious.
For those who suffer with this type of anxiety, depression and/or PTSD I need advice on how to care for a significant other that doesn't have my conditions but that comes head to head with them often. I have an incredible boyfriend, the most tolerant, sweet man ever, but I'm concerned that it's affecting his daily life just worrying about me. Is there any kind of resource I can give him, any advice, any help of any kind to help him manage through the things I'm going through? I know his biggest stressor is not knowing what to do when I'm crying or having an attack, or just feeling stressed and not knowing why. I'd like for him to feel like he knows what to do, and if confident enough that he doesn't need to worry, and one of my huge priorities is getting him there.