From Auxilliary Session Relationships.
Problems in Relationships
When people are anxious or depressed they often think back and
realize that their anxiety started as the result of something that
happened in an important relationship. Common relationship events linked
to anxiety can include separation, the end of a romantic relationship,
conflict, disagreements and disputes at work or at home, role
transitions, loss of loved ones through death, or bullying or abuse.
Also, when people get anxious, they often withdraw from the people
around them. They do this for a number of reasons including shame and
guilt. Often, people who are anxious (or depressed) don’t enjoy being
with other people. Most often they say that they avoid their friends and
family because they don’t want to be a “downer” or a “burden.” In fact,
social withdrawal is a common symptom of anxiety, depression and
The problem is that withdrawing from other people can make anxious
people feel even more anxious, depressed and alone. This is because
almost all people need to be around people to feel “normal.”
There are other problems with isolation that can affect panic and agoraphobia.
*My take on this after many months, and one simple statement that is said to you, that gets filed into your memory bank, it all falls into place when you have done the homework this course offers and you work hard at challenging your thought processes.