Misguided: How Anxiety Can Distort Love

Joe Gibson, Above The Middle
ILLUMINATION
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4 min readApr 11, 2024

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Anxiety is a physiological and mental force. A set of symptoms ranging bothersome thoughts to endless ruminations and a sense of discomfort to a full on panic attack, it is a behaviour driver — meaning it can influence how we show up in our lives. For example, in the face of the discomfort anxiety brings, do we face the anxiety, or do we run from it? Are we one in the same with our anxiety, or is it a part of us we can…

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Joe Gibson, Above The Middle
ILLUMINATION

Your path to authentic love and secure relationships starts here. Above The Middle, a blog by me, Joe Gibson.