Log in
Anxiety and Depression Support
28,442 members28,658 posts

Living with Anxiety

I am new here. I have lived with Anxiety for a long time. Usually can help myself but lately it really has been overwhelming to me. Feeling isolated and all alone even though I am married. Some days are good and others are bad. Anyone experience that?

12 Replies
oldestnewest

Yes. Anxiety is awful. I have it bad. I’m married and many times feel lonely so i can relate. I’d say talk to your spouse about how you feel, go for a walk, mediate, listen to self help podcast, affirmations.. But know you are not alone!

Reply

Thank you for giving me advice. It is nice to know people understand what it's like to have anxiety.

Reply

I experience much of the same things. I have learned to savor the good days and to just accept the bad ones. It sometimes makes it easier to think rationally about what is causing my anxiety. If I let the bad days get me down I find it much harder to rebound.

Reply

Thank you for your reply. You are right about savoring the good days!!

Reply

I hear you. I am 69 years old and have had horrible anxiety for 25 years, to the point that all friends have left me and family thinks I am crazy and stay away. I am married and my husband said he wishes I were dead, cant stand to be around me and, hates my guts. I am under medical care and see a shrink, but noting helps. Today I am so nervous . Blood test last week showed my cholesterol is high. Gee, II wonder why?? Hang in there honey, hang in there

Reply

Bless your heart! A lot of people don't get it. My husband doesn't understand it but he does not hate me. I am sorry your husband feels that way. Please hang in there!!

Reply

I have learned to live without love. Its a hard thing to do since all I ever wanted in life was to be loved, to be #1 in someone's life

Reply

I believe love will come, don't give up!

Reply

Welcome! Anxiety has been a regular struggle for me. You'll get great support here.

Reply

Wonderful!. It is nice to know there are people out there that struggle too with Anxiety. Thank u for your welcone!

1 like
Reply

I struggled with anxiety for 2yrs and cudnt take it anymore...luckily CITALOPRAM works for me. What meds are you on

Reply

Yes, I also struggle with anxiety. Sometimes I'm up until 3 or 4am because of it. I usually tell my husband when I'm having a really hard time with it. Some days I can handle on my own but when I find that it's affecting me ALL DAY, I let my husband know and he takes over the home, kids, etc. when he gets home from work (I'm a SAHM). So, it's super important to have your spouse supporting you. Talk to your husband and give him clear instructions on how to help you and what you expect of him when your anxiety strikes. That's what is helping me at the moment. Good luck!

1 like
Reply

You may also like...