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11 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy Due to Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are common in people of all ages. They can range in severity from mild to debilitating. When you have an anxiety disorder, living a normal life becomes virtually impossible. Everyday situations that other people don’t think twice about can make you sweat and give you heart palpitations, and experiences that most people might consider to be slightly stressful can give you a full-on panic attack. Your emotional and physical symptoms can control your life, dictating everything from what you do to where you go. And unfortunately for those of us who are hoping to find love, anxiety can affect your love life.

Here is the list of things you tend to do out of anxiety :

1. It can be physically painful and exhausting at times.

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Hanging out with one of your close friends that you should be completely comfortable around. But for some reason, you’re still worried you’ll run out of things to talk about and bore them to death.

2. You Constantly Wonder When Your Relationship Is Going To Come Crashing Down

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You know that sense of dread you get during that part in a horror movie when all the main characters are happy and not being murdered? It’s awful because everything seems so great, and you want it to continue being great, but you know without a doubt that it’s only a matter of time before things start to go horribly wrong. For those of us with anxiety, that’s what it’s like being in a happy relationship.

3. You avoid stressful situations when you’re anxious, so save yourself from even more anxiety.

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No one wants to trigger themselves, so it might feel good to avoid situations that make you anxious, such as a party if you suffer from social phobia. Weirdly enough, though, the more you avoid, the worse you make your anxiety, says Taitz, since you build it up and never get the chance to see that things will be OK.