I’ve been with my boyfriend for nearly a year. He treats me like a princess, but the problem is I’ve always had anxiety attacks that leave me shaken, and feeling strange and different. He helps me through them but I’m scared he’ll get fed up. How do I kno
You’ve got this stick by the wrong end. You need to ask not whether he’ll put up with your moods, but what happened in your past that demoralised you so much that it can still induce bouts of anxiety; that, instead of this relationship boosting your self-esteem, your boyfriend’s affection only adds to your anxiety in worrying he’ll drop you. The thing that’d be most likely to make that happen is his own feelings of inadequacy at being unable to help end your dark moods. Anxiety attacks respond to therapy. You owe it to him—and even more to yourself—to seek professional counselling via advice from your GP or a psychologist.
Q: My boyfriend is loving when we’re alone, but when we’re out, he acts like he doesn’t want to be seen with me and leaves me on my own. As a result, some of his friends hit on me. And when I leave I feel he can’t wait to get rid of me. Does he just not like PDA? Or is he seeing someone else? A:
It could be either. Or both. Or it could be something else altogether. However, if there were another woman, don’t you think his so-called friends who hit on you would have told you? As for fear of public displays, is it not at least as likely that his personal feelings will worry him? Does he