I have been challenged with anxiety and panic attacks for about 18 months.
Over the last 6 months I have started to get back on my feet. I am now able to work on a part time basis and am hopeful of returning to work on a full time basis. Anxiety and panic attacks for me come and go. I will have a good week then a set back a good few days then a set back. Largely I think that I am managing better as time passes.
My wife seemingly out of the blue gave me today an ultimatum that if I did not improve then she would leave me. I felt very shocked and almost went into a full blown panic attack. Since this conversation I have felt somewhat numb. I love my wife very much but part of me wants to tell her that if she is not fully committed to our marriage then I think that she should go. I do not like idea of living with a threat hanging over my head. My first episode of serious anxiety and panic attacks started 18 months ago when my wife first threatened to leave me. When my wife discusses her life before she met me she seems to be put on rose coloured glasses. These same glasses seem to be used when she looks at what her life would be like on her own.
I am wondering whether any of you have lived under a similar threat to me.