I have been going through my anxiety way before i met my partner, I was honest with him from the start as i felt we couldn't have a relationship without him knowing. He's the most supportive person i have ever met,he does my shopping for me,respects my avoidance behaviors,and when i cant socialize,he stays in with me :). However,it really does limit what we can do as a 'normal couple' i cant go for meals with him,or go shopping together,some days are so bad when he's at my house we just sit in front of the tv all day. I feel so guilty,i see other peoples active relationships and wish i could do the same. I'm struggling with this guilty feeling but know i cant do anything about it, i didnt ask for this disorder.
He has assured me he's not going anywhere,and i do believe him, but this disorder makes me extremely selfish (always in my own head/own world) i forget to think about anyone else because i am so focused on my own pain,im living in my head and this cant be fun for any 20 something boyfriend can it? Is anyone else trying to maintain a healthy relationship whilst battling their own anxiety??
thanks for reading