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    Hello, I feel exhausted. My body aches, my appetite is diminishing and I feel like I'm going to fall asleep at any moment. Its the start of my half term and I couldn't be more happier. My partner suffers from severe anxiety and depression. Her moods are horrifically unpredictable, one day we'll go out somewhere and have a great time and next thing she does her very best to avoid me. I understand its NOT her fault at all, but it kinda kills me when this happens. I can go from her favourite person to the cause of her problems and we both know this is the anxiety and not hurt but its taking its toll. There are days when she has a blank face and I get the truth out that she feels down. I love her (Of course) and I accept her illness but I'm worried if its wearing off onto me. Even as I write I feel extremely tired and many people I've spoken to have warned me I could be suffering.

    It is proving to be a major struggle for me as I thought I could help her but I feel like I'm not helping and its taking its toll on me.
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    Hello, I feel exhausted. My body aches, my appetite is diminishing and I feel like I'm going to fall asleep at any moment. Its the start of my half term and I couldn't be more happier. My partner suffers from severe anxiety and depression. Her moods are horrifically unpredictable, one day we'll go out somewhere and have a great time and next thing she does her very best to avoid me. I understand its NOT her fault at all, but it kinda kills me when this happens. I can go from her favourite person to the cause of her problems and we both know this is the anxiety and not hurt but its taking its toll. There are days when she has a blank face and I get the truth out that she feels down. I love her (Of course) and I accept her illness but I'm worried if its wearing off onto me. Even as I write I feel extremely tired and many people I've spoken to have warned me I could be suffering.

    It is proving to be a major struggle for me as I thought I could help her but I feel like I'm not helping and its taking its toll on me.
    You can definitely seek help, their often cater for the carer/family/friends, too. What is important to watch over you. And this has nothing to do, with not caring, just that you don't care 24 hours a day. You might just need a bit of sleep, a stable friendship group, sport, speaking to someone in the same positions, etc. or it is something bigger and then on top, you need to find a way coping at first and then learn how to get out of that state of mind.

    Hence good luck, but there is porbably a solution out there, good for all of you!
 
 
 
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