Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States aged 18 and older. Anxiety symptoms can range from restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headaches, stomach aches, overwhelming worry, and sleep problems. Anxiety profoundly affects individuals, which can also create significant strains on relationships.
In this episode Tarah and EJ interview couples therapist Gabe Lobato. He shares his story of managing anxiety from a young age and how it affected his relationship with his wife and professional life. They explore the building blocks of stress and how couples can support one another in overcoming this common mental health struggle.
They also explore how mindfulness can be an effective both preventatively and in a moment of overwhelming anxiety and offer interventions that can be supportive, such as 4-7-8 Breath –
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