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When Your Partner Has Anxiety, Here Are 9 Ways You Can Help

The Healthy Logo By Erica Lamberg of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 11: Reader's DigestHome Remedies for Natural Anxiety ReliefDon't let stress and worry ruin your day. Follow this advice to lower your anxiety naturally.
Supporting a partner with anxiety can be challenging: Barriers rear up, communication erodes, and your relationship can suffer. One survey by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) found that people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were twice as likely to experience one relationship issue (such as arguing) and had triple the risk of avoiding intimacy. Difficulties can spill over into finances, your professional life and the way you socialize together. You may start feeling depressed or anxious yourself. Different types of treatments are effective for treating anxiety, but a supportive partner can hugely helpful. Here's how to assist a partner with anxiety.

A tough test of your bond

Reader's DigestHome Remedies for Natural Anxiety ReliefDon't let stress and worry ruin your day. Follow this advice to lower your anxiety naturally.

Supporting a partner with anxiety can be challenging: Barriers rear up, communication erodes, and your relationship can suffer. One survey by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) found that people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were twice as likely to experience one relationship issue (such as arguing) and had triple the risk of avoiding intimacy. Difficulties can spill over into finances, your professional life and the way you socialize together. You may start feeling depressed or anxious yourself. Different types of treatments are effective for treating anxiety, but a supportive partner can hugely helpful. Here's how to assist a partner with anxiety.

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