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I had a bad experience with my ex that resulted in PTSD. It's been a few years and I've gotten help, but ofc I still have symptoms. I'm dating a new guy, and I really like him. We're slowly moving towards making it official, and I'm feeling anxious. I 100% trust this man; he knows everything about my past and has been nothing but supportive. I think about him all the time, and even just being around him makes my day a little bit better. I think he's adorable both physically and personality-wise. He's so kind and sweet and funny. But I still feel anxious. How do I convince myself that the anxiety is just from my PTSD and not something that I'm missing or that I secretly don't like him and I just think I do? I don't want to make a mistake and get hurt again.

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One way to manage your anxiety could be to communicate with your partner about your feelings and fears. As one person suggested, telling him when you're having a flashback or setting boundaries for what you're comfortable with during those times can be helpful. Another suggestion was to seek therapy to help heal from the trauma and learn how to trust again. It's important to remember that everyone's experience is different, so what works for one person might not work for another.

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Anxiety (Including GAD)