When I met my current boyfriend, I completely applied FDS on him and it was the healthiest relationship I had ever been in. He pays for absolutely everything and was making the time and effort to be with me.
I suffer from anxiety and depression and I had a whole bunch of things happen to me within a span of about 3 weeks: a miscarriage (which I’m still very depressed about,) my grandpa passed away, I had to quickly find a new place to live, start a new job, starting grad school and dealing with the fact that I am very unhappy with my career. All of these circumstances sent me down a spiral of anxiety and depression, which is affecting every aspect of my life, including my relationship. I would pick arguments with him, and as my anxiety grew, so did my insecurities. When we met, I felt on top of the world, I was so confident and now, I don’t feel the same way.
My bf has caught on to how I’m feeling and I must admit that even though I’m honest about my mental health hurdles I can’t help to think that he must think that I’m crazy. I am going to therapy to seek help since I get bouts of anxiety here and there and I know when I need someone to talk to.
My question is, how do you keep up with FDS in a relationship when you suffer from anxiety and depression? It’s so hard some days when you don’t feel 100% yourself.