How to be supportive of my SO with job offer anxiety issues?
October 29, 2010 11:34 AM Subscribe
How can I help my SO keep his cool while waiting to hear about a job interview?
posted by ShadePlant to human relations (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He was supposed to hear back today, Friday, but I don't think he will hear until next week. We both have a history of anxiety and depression, so I understand where he's at, but all he can talk about is the job. All. the.time. Nothing distracts him, not normal leisure activities, tv, exercise or sheet karate. It seems like pretty typical "anxiety hampster-wheel" style obsessing.
"Wanna play golf?"
"Wanna grill burgers?"
"There are burgers at this job." &c.
We usually spend most of the weekend together and I need advice about how to be supportive without letting him stew too much and losing my cool... I know anxiety is not his fault but it can wear one down. Thanks MeFi.