What To Say To A Partner With Anxiety 

Anxiety is a mental condition that is difficult to handle, especially if you are not the type of person who has a high level of patience or understanding. It can be draining, physically and emotionally, to deal with a person who is always anxious. You will feel exhausted in trying to make the said individual feel good. It is as if no matter what you say or do, she will always have anxieties about certain stuff. If you are experiencing this problem with your wife, then do not fret because you can still do a lot of things about it. 

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In this article, we are going to list down some of the right words that you can say to a partner with anxiety. Check the list below: 


“I Am Here For You” 

Anxiety can turn your wife into someone that you do not like to be around with. Whenever she gets anxious, she will start to act weird. Because of this, you might easily be annoyed with how she manifests the anxiety.  “Anxiety can be downright scary when the symptoms take on bodily sensations. Some people have many physical symptoms and do not realize that what they are experiencing is anxiety.” Melissa Berschauer LMFT said. What you are feeling is only normal, but it does not mean that it is the correct reaction. The loving way to deal with the situation is to let her know that you will be there for her. Give her an idea that she can rely on you whenever she wants to break down because of her anxiety. Do not make it more difficult for her. 


“Let’s Get Some Exercise” 

The feeling of anxiety is often associated with a lack of exercise. This means that when a person is not physically active, she has a high tendency of becoming anxious. As such, you must see to it that your partner will become interested in doing some exercise on a regular basis. Be sure to remind her about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. Take note that exercise allows the body to release happy hormones. Your goal is to not only make her do it but also for you to be physically active. Make exercise a big part of the things you do together. Jennifer L. Taitz, PsyD, LA-based clinical psychologist once said, “Activity scheduling entails creating a plan, say, Sunday night, for the week where you plot out times to be with people, take exercise classes, work on projects, etc. Often, people wait until a mood or motivation moves them. Rather than waiting for those tenuous experiences, I urge people to be proactive and follow their values. Don’t wait to feel better, but start to live better now.”


“Get Some Rest” 

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One of the reasons why your wife has anxiety is because of stress. She may be experiencing a heavy workload at the office or even at home. It is highly recommended to let her get some rest as to make things lighter on her part. A great example of this is trying to do the household chores during the weekends. Do not let your partner do any task during her day off from work. This will not only help in making her feel better. At the same time, it can also make her love you even more.  Remember, “Anxiety is often used as a tool to help you push yourself to your limit of achievement. The downside is that there are often negative meanings attached, such as not being good enough or not valuing rest.” Kristine Tye, MA, LMFT said.


Most importantly, be sure to remind your spouse how much you love her with all your heart. It is crucial that you make her feel special at all times. Do not let her negative sides drift you apart from each other. Instead, use it to establish a closer connection with her. Keep the love alive at all times.