As an average of six weeks into a baby’s life, I’ve received a few phone calls a week.
The first time, my wife, Kristy, called me at my parents’ house, where she and my brother were staying.
When I asked if they’d been crying, she told me it was because they were worried about their baby’s health.
It was a quick conversation, but it felt like a lot of work.
The conversation was a reminder that I should be more careful with my own feelings and emotions when dealing with others.
But as I grew older, it became clear that there are times when family members can’t help but be supportive and helpful.
They can also help me when I’m feeling anxious, or overwhelmed.
“My husband is very supportive of my decisions,” I told Kristy.
“I’ve never had a conversation like this before, and it’s so nice to be able to share it with someone.”
One night, while Kristy and I were talking on the phone, I realized I was struggling to make eye contact with my family.
When Kristy asked if she could help me with something, I asked her, “When I feel stressed or upset, do you think my family will understand?”
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say.
She paused and then said, “I don’t think so.
I don’t know.
I think it would be helpful to have someone with experience in that situation.”
I had always assumed that my family would know how to help me through those times.
“Well, I have a lot in common with you, and we’ve both dealt with anxiety, so you probably know the answers,” Kristy said.
She went on to say that she and her husband are both anxious and feel like they’re constantly under pressure.
“It’s something we’ve dealt with a lot,” Kristyn said.
“Our anxiety has been a part of our life for years.”
We talked about the many different ways in which anxiety affects family members.
She pointed out that my husband and I both have anxiety, but that we’re both able to talk to each other without feeling pressured or worried.
“And I know that my anxiety doesn’t affect your relationship with your family,” she said.
Kristy also said that she believes that people who struggle with anxiety don’t feel comfortable expressing themselves.
“But I’ve never said that to my husband,” she told Kristyn.
“Because my husband is not afraid to say something, and I’m always prepared to listen to him.”
Kristy pointed out how much it’s been good to share these feelings with other family members, especially when they’ve experienced their own struggles.
“For me, that’s how I’ve found my comfort level in my relationships,” she explained.
Kristyn is right. “
You can say things like, ‘I’m tired, I’m stressed,’ and you can do things like that and still be able be happy, but you’re also not saying it in a way that people are going to be surprised by.”
Kristyn is right.
It’s very important for us to listen and understand when someone is feeling stressed or overwhelmed, especially if we’ve experienced something similar.
Kristyn’s experience with anxiety is something that I’ve shared with friends who struggle, and with people who’ve had similar experiences.
In general, people with anxiety will share stories of their anxiety and how it affects them, and then sometimes offer a suggestion about how they can improve their own lives.
“If someone has a different experience from yours, you’re not going to hear a lot about it,” Kristin said.
If we can just listen to what they’re saying, it will help us to understand their perspective.
But Kristy says that her husband has also experienced anxiety, and she also has a good sense of what it’s like for others.
“When we were kids, we had a lot more anxiety than I do, so when I was in college, I had to cope with it more than I did,” she shared.
“So I have to make sure I take it seriously.”
Kristi also shared that her anxiety has helped her through her depression and anxiety.
“As a mother of two, I think I’m able to listen more than others because I’ve been able to understand it more and understand how they feel,” she added.
But what about my husband?
What do we do if he’s struggling with anxiety?
Is it possible for us both to feel comforted by talking about it?
For me, it’s not easy.
For him, it feels like I’m taking everything out of context, trying to be too critical.
He’s also worried about the way I talk to him about it, and has told me to tone down the language and focus on what matters.
I know what he wants, and