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Just Breathe: Coping Strategies for the Anxious Human

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The Cycle of Anxiety is an interesting phenomenon. We experience anxiety, engage in avoidant behavior, and receive short-term relief that reinforces using avoidance as a coping strategy. This creates worse anxiety with a stronger tendency to avoid, rather than face our fears.If you look at this from a relationship perspective, it’s easy to see that confronting difficult conversations comes with a strong sense of anxiety.

It becomes easier just to avoid having the conversation. While it may avoid a short-term argument, the problem continues to build, and our anxiety just ratchets right up.

We keep avoiding tough conversations, the problems keep getting worse, and our relationships break down.Apply this to any anxiety, and it’s easy to see.

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