I found this simple explanation when I was looking around for infromation on anxiety and codependency. It sort of stopped me dead in my tracks.
"For some people living with anxiety, isolation is the only way to cope. Just as migraine sufferers must remove themselves from all outside stimuli, anxiety sufferers must remove themselves from all relational stimuli.
These people draw into self whenever stressed. These people demand that the other person be ready and available to support them without any thought of reciprocity. These people are irritable and moody. These people have multiple reasons and rationales for their behavior, each one emphasizing their need and minimizing their responsibility. These people expect everyone else to make accommodation for them; they live in the altered state of anxiety crisis."
In one sentence it explains my wife's struggles, and the reality my kids and I have had to survive with.
It's been 8 years since I had my teeth cleaned.As I was sitting in the chair, I noticed how tense I was, so focused on relaxing the tense parts, concentrated on grounding breathing, redirected my thoughts............ happy I made it and all this before the Hygeniest started, lol.Used to be rinse and spit, but no more, that's how long it's been with me, so each time she rinsed, my mind tried to...
Rizen in PTSD room has a post about walking everyday, I'll be posting there too...company would be Great!!I had a dream/wake/sleep last night from midnight to 5am being awake....about going to a store and buying a coat with a hood and walk on the beach. Today I went and found that coat that I Love the color, sort of silver purple brush, that comes just below my hips, and has a wonderful warm...