Anxiety is a psychological response to future events that have not occurred. It can also be characterized by physical and emotional symptoms. Anxiety is considered a normal reaction to a stressor (i.e. job interview, important exam, etc.): it helps an individual deal with a demanding situation by allowing them to cope with it. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and begins to interfere with daily functioning and responsibilities, it is classified as an Anxiety Disorder.
There are a few subcategories of Anxiety Disorders:
There are many dynamics in regards to relationships, especially romantic ones. Maintaining such relationships require hard work. Sometimes they get to a point of such turmoil that one does not know what action to take in order to improve the situation. This is where counseling can become a very useful resource, and in some cases, a possible solution.
There are many factors that may negatively impact a relationship. When these issues are ignored the future of a healthy relationship becomes jeopardized. The foundation of healthy relationships includes the following:
When a relationship lacks boundaries, Co-Dependency oftentimes becomes an issue. Co-Dependency is a reliance on an external element for a sense of self and security where an individual’s self-esteem is attached to the ability to influence the behaviors of others. Co-Dependency oftentimes involves an obsession with a partner, thus interfering with daily living. In these relationships there is a high likelihood of alcohol or drug misuse and/or domestic violence. Co-Dependent individuals often find themselves in abusive relationships where their happiness is reliant upon that abusive individual. A great deal of the time, the dependency becomes very complicated and even more so destructive when it becomes the relationship between the drugs or alcohol and the person dependent upon them, and a second person who is then dependent upon the first person who is dependent on the substances. It is a very painful and destructive relationship that continuously reinforces itself, and gets worse through time. Please seek professional help if you or anyone you know is in danger.Trust within a relationship is vital. Oftentimes trust is betrayed at some point and it takes time to repair it. There are different types of trust, for example: