Our expert says:
I understand your initial reaction, WB, but the world is full of people who have chronic disorders and need to take chronic medication to control these --- AND who are in happy and fulfilling relationships. Much more painful relationships stem from people with unpleasant personalities who have no treatable condition at all.
AB's comments are excellent. Call the Anxiety/Depression support group and join a support group near you, to explore and discover how well others can cope with the same condition. And take charge of your illness, with the help of your shrink, your medication, and perhaps seek some sessions with a CBT counsellor to learn more ways of controlling and being in charge of the disorder rather than the other way round.
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