Anxiety/Depression

This Is What It’s Like To Be A Highly Empathetic Person With Anxiety

A highly empathetic person living with anxiety is the quintessential “therapist friend,” the friend who’s constantly primed to listen to others’ problems and offer unconditional support and undying love. They may listen because they feel so deeply, because they know what it is to feel misunderstood, afraid, or alone. Being the highly empathetic friend with …

What Being in Love Is Like When You Have Depression

Having depression is often like having this black cloud over you — and only you. It can follow you everywhere, insisting you isolate yourself rather than drench everyone else around you.  After being in an intimate relationship for four years, my partner has seen the worst sides of me, including the time I attempted suicide and was admitted to the hospital. …