There are some days where I just look at my husband and say ‘man I’m feeling really anxious right now’ and he always asks why.
Don’t get me wrong. That is in no way an invalid question. We, as curious creatures, always ask why so that we can find out what. Why is the sky dark? Well thats because the sun has gone down. We wouldn’t have found as many answers in this world if we didn’t ask why. The only time asking why can be annoying is when your child decides thats the only word they are going to use that day.
My problem is that I get nervous about pretty much everything. Sometimes, I just don’t know why I am anxious. I just am. Unfortunately, not a lot of people understand that.
Which is why I will always stress that it is important that you have someone in your life that understands. My husband may ask why, not in some type of joking get over it matter, but in a sense of how can he help fix it. Unfortunately, there are occasions where I just don’t know why. Even then he still asks how he can help.
It is questions like that. Just offereing help, it can be so calming to an anxious person. Don’t be judgemental. Be friendly. Be helpful.
So if someone you love has anxiety and they’re feeling anxious. Don’t judge them. Instead, ask them how you can help.