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I’ve always found it really hard saying goodbye to my boyfriend when one of us has to go home or whatever, and I’ve always missed him a lot, but this summer holiday it’s become so bad that it’s impacting my daily life and is definitely more like separation anxiety. I think what had a large impact was that I had a whole week with him and his family on holiday and it was really really good, and then once we came back he immediately went away again for another week and I was left behind feeling so lonely and worrying about him constantly and just feeling really horrible. He’s back now but even still I cry myself to sleep every night from missing him and worrying about him and throughout the day I’m just so anxious that it can be hard to do anything or make sure I’m looking after myself. I’ve talked to him about it a bit but haven’t fully explained how bad it is although I think he mostly understands because he knows everything about my mental health struggles. I don’t know if there’s any solution to this or if I just have to suck it up and deal with it because there’s no way I can be with him every day or message him all the time. If anyone has any advice coping mechanisms (other than the obvious “find a hobby/go out with friends to distract yourself” please) I’d really appreciate it, or if anyone has had similar experience or just some kind words please I just feel so low