What To Know Before Dating Someone Who Has Panic Attacks

February 13, 2018  |  
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Not everyone who is prone to panic attacks could be described as nervous people. In fact, a lot of individuals have panic attacks specifically because they do such a good job of ignoring and suppressing fears as they come up throughout their lives, but they need to come out eventually. For this reason, many individuals are shocked to find out the person they’re dating has panic attacks—he seems so calm, collected, and in control all of the time. There are a lot of elements of dating someone who has panic attacks that aren’t quite what you’d expect. You can absolutely carry on a healthy relationship with someone who suffers from these awful attacks, but there are some things you should prepare for so that you can help rather than aggravate the incidences. Here’s what to prepare for when dating someone who has panic attacks.

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Don’t interfere with his tasks

Sticking to routines, to-do lists, and schedules is very important. Staying on top of these things helps keep panic attacks at bay. Don’t throw a wrench in your partner’s day or try to interfere with what he needs to do at all.

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