Does Your Partner Have Anxiety? Here’s How to Support Them (Including What Doesn’t Work)

I’ve had anxiety since I was a teenager. All of my most meaningful romantic relationships have been impacted by it in some way. Most of my partners have been well-intentioned, but all, never having experienced anxiety themselves, struggled to support me the way I needed. Now, 5 years into a healthy relationship, I’ve learned a lot about what can be truly helpful when you’re spiralling into the depths of your own panic-ridden despair — and of course also what does not help.