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How does my DP support me re anxiety?

(5 Posts)
LaraCroftInDisguise Wed 18-May-16 18:11:13

I've been diagnosed with General anxiety disorder. Today I went to my first appointment with a psychologist.

In this appointment I was asked about my DP who is wonderful and amazing and I think is very supportive. However when DP got home the first thing he asked me about is how my appointment went and, amongst the other things, I happened to mention that he came up, and what my response was.

I was surprised when he replied that he doesn't think he's very supportive. I told him again that he is, but I know him. If he's taken the time to mention it to me then he has been, and will continue to worry about not being able to help and support me through this.

Since my next appointment isn't for two weeks, I wondered if any of you had any advice as to information I could point him to. I've had some material given to me and wonder if reading through some of that would help him understand what I'm going through.

Any advice would be appreciated.

TheoriginalLEM Wed 18-May-16 18:13:40

just be there for you. to assure you that no matter what, he's going to stay. That's all i needed from my dp. It hasn't been easy.

Orchidflower1 Wed 18-May-16 22:04:30

The mind website have some useful things to download- they really helped my dh to think about how best to help me.

LaraCroftInDisguise Thu 19-May-16 08:22:59

Thank you both for the advice. I will definitely check out the mind website.

AliceScarlett Sat 21-May-16 12:18:13

Do you ask him for a lot of reassurance? Sometimes people with GAD do that (understandably) and the other person can feel like all the reassurance they give just isn't enough.

I agree that the more he can read about it the better.

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