Once I'm comfortable, I might even share too much. It's entirely possible that they're really just nervous or struggle with social anxiety."Specific social situations like giving a presentation in class or going on a date don't necessarily cause their reactions.
Nothing anyone says really helps,it's their patience and support that make me feel like I'm not alone and things will be okay.
Some people aren't emotionally stable enough to handle a relationship with someone who has depression or anxiety and that's fine. If you really like them them the you should talk to them about it and see what you can do to help or minimize it.
This is my question: He has completely stopped communicating.
Except to apologize that he is overwhelmed and having self-doubts.
Make sure they're receiving proper professional help if needed.
Don't try too hard to cheer them, because it will make them feel worse when they don't want to disappoint you but neither aren't able to "just cheer up".He has a very high-pressure job at nights and he is tired and stressed. My question is this: Is giving him time the right thing to do? I am not 'taking his issues on' and know he has to come to realizations himself. First off, it's so encouraging to see how much you care about your boyfriend, even (and especially) when he is going through such a hard time with his anxiety disorder.I initially tried to convince him I would never leave him and that I find him fascinating and love him. Have you ever told someone they are too good for you or you don't know if you can be who they deserve? Similar to your boyfriend, I also struggle with anxiety, have expressed doubts about myself, and at times have not felt good enough for my girlfriend either.After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website.to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.I think what you have been doing so far sounds excellent, which is simply telling him that you'll be there for him no matter what and also by being open about your own insecurities.