Anxiety, Phobias and lack of communication
September 4, 2008 11:57 AM Subscribe
Does your partner have certain situational phobias that prevent a flow of communication or avoidance of certain places such as being out too far, or avoiding elevators for fear they will break down? If so how do you handle it?
posted by InterestedInKnowing to Human Relations (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Now, I have my own set of anxiety issues because I have R-OCD. But it's sometimes harder to deal with my partner's situational panic attacks when we go to certain places or if I say something that conjures up a horrible thought. He has a very photographic memory and images stay with him. I still talk about them but he rather I not. If he tries to stop me from preventing an anxiety coming forth, it disrupts my flow of thought and thus there is no communication. I try to deal but i want to understand this better. Also, when he is having a panic attack it also is difficult to communicate with him. What can I do while he's seekin gout therapy for this?