Find someone who will understand what anxiety means and looks like. Someone who will be able to understand that this awful condition affects every part of your life. Someone who will be able to understand that you didn’t choose to have this condition and that you are doing everything in your power to control it and prevent it from interfering with your life.
Find someone who will be able to understand the thoughts that are racing in your mind the same moment they look into your eyes. Someone who will be able to understand that your silence means you’re struggling to keep your tears from falling down.
Find someone who won’t find your anxious thoughts tiring since no one is more tired of them than you.
Find someone who will stand by you when your anxiety reaches its peak. Someone who will do their best to ease your anxiety. Someone who will let you know that you’re not alone in your struggle. Someone who will always be there to comfort you and help you when you’re in the grip of your anxiety.
Find someone who will gently rub your stomach when you are having a terrible sinking feeling in the pit of it. Someone who will hold your hand and gently run their fingers through your hair when your mind is full of negative thoughts that are very hard to control.
Find someone who will do everything in their power to calm your anxious mind. Someone that will make you feel like you can share every negative thought and feeling and every inner struggle with them at any time of the day or night. Someone who will be willing to stay up until 2 o’clock in the morning to smooth the creases on your forehead and make sure you fall asleep free of worries.
Find someone that will hug you so tightly when you are in the grip of your anxiety that you’ll feel their warmth radiate through every nerve in your body.
Find someone that will listen to your anxious thoughts and they will never call you “overly-sensitive,” “too emotional,” “needy,” “dramatic,” or “paranoid” when your anxiety reaches its peak. Someone who will never tell you anything that can make you feel bad.
Find someone that will try to help you get rid of any thought or feeling that is tormenting you.
Find someone who will always be there to remind you of your strength when you’re feeling weak. Someone who will always be there to pull you to the surface when you feel like you’re drowning.
Find someone who will never give you more reasons to question your strength, worth, and capability to free yourself from the grip of anxiety. Someone who will never make you doubt their intentions. Someone who will never joke about your condition.
Find someone who will be able to hear your anxious thoughts when you’re silent and see your tears when you’re smiling cheerfully.
Find someone that will stand right next to you and put their hand in yours at social events since they know crowded, loud places make you feel uncomfortable and upset.
Find someone that will make you feel important, heard, respected, appreciated, and loved. Someone who will never make you feel like you’re a burden to them. Someone who will be your rock. Your light in the dark world of anxiety. Your safe haven.