This Is How To Date When You’re A Woman With Anxiety

No matter how you try and rationalize it, being a girlfriend with anxiety is hard. Being anyone with anxiety is hard.

I’m not sure anxiety ever gets easier to deal with. From my experience, the second you think you’ve mastered it, it evolves. It begins to take shape in a new form that’s different and scarier than the first. The worst part is, you’re never prepared.

It makes you feel like a bad daughter, a bad sister, a bad friend, a bad girlfriend, and an all-around bad person. You feel defeated.

While being a girlfriend with anxiety is hard, I think I’m learning and I think I’m getting better at. At least I hope so… maybe a little bit each day. So here’s what I’ve learned and I hope you can take it with you as you begin to date with anxiety.

35 Qualities You Should Look For In A Life Partner

1. A strong sense of self, because you can’t be with someone who doesn’t know who they are.

2. Honesty, because your relationship won’t survive without it.

3. Joy, because if you’re going to survive through the struggles, you need to be with someone who makes you happy.

4. Integrity, because you can’t be with a person you don’t respect.

5. Accountability, because you can’t have a strong relationship with someone who isn’t going to be there for you.

6. Sense of humor, because as long as they know how to laugh at life, you’ll be okay.

7. Strength, because sometimes you’re going to feel weak, and you’re going to need someone to hold you up.

8. The ability to trust others, because sometimes they’re going to be weak, and they should be willing to lean on you as much as you lean on them.

9. Maturity, because a relationship needs two adults, not one.

10. Compatibility from the start, because that’s something you can’t really ‘work on.’

11. Independence, because being with another person doesn’t mean you should forget who you are.

12. Commitment, because the only way for a relationship to continue to grow is if you both take it seriously.

13. Vulnerability, because you can’t become close with someone if they don’t let their walls down.

14. An ability to argue in a productive way. Working through a problem will be necessary, but shouting or getting overly defensive will get you both nowhere.

15. Humility, because everyone makes mistakes, and you have to be willing to admit when you’re wrong if you want your relationship to have a chance.

16. Openness, or there will be no room for growth in your partnership.

Kate Hudson shares loved-up photo with Danny Fujikawa

Kate Hudson and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa are the cutest! The loved-up couple were pictured cuddling up together in a group photo with Danny’s brother and Kate’s stylist Sophie Lopez on Kate’s Instagram on Thursday, and fans were quick to label Danny “Mr Right”. Kate, who looked relaxed as she posed for the photo, captioned the photo: “Portrait of The Fujikawa’s and Two Ladies #DutchDoorFarewells @sophielopez.” Comments quickly followed, with one writing: “Aww so sweet,” while another said: “This is Mr Right! I can tell.” A third added: “Beautiful! Do they have another single brother?” Another fan simply posted an engagement ring emoji.

Karen Clifton shares picture of husband Kevin amid split rumours

Karen and Kevin Clifton have been keeping mum about the state of their marriage since rumours of a split surfaced late last year but on Wednesday their fans were finally treated to a rare photo of them together and they could not have been more pleased. Strictly Come Dancing‘s Karen delighted her followers with a picture showing the couple dancing together to promote their new dance tour Kevin and Karen Tour 2018. The 35-year-old captioned the shot: “Starting the day off with a kick ball change along w @keviclifton #kevinandkarentour2018.”

Meghan Markle ‘revealed’ as secret author of anonymous Hollywood blog

Could Meghan Markle be the once struggling Hollywood star who penned the infamous blog The Working Actress? A new report by the Daily Mail says there is conclusive proof that the royal-to-be was the author of the honest diary which appeared online between 2010 and 2012. Having correlated events in Meghan’s life with former blog posts and with sources in California, writer David Jones is certain Prince Harry’s fiancée is the secret writer of the controversial diary. If true, Meghan would have written the blog in her late 20s when she was married to Trevor Engelson, before she created her lifestyle blog The Tig and found fame in TV show Suits.