Impacting more than 3 percent of Americans, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a challenging, persistent battle. If your partner suffers from it, you can provide huge support by helping them cope and improving outcomes in their fight.


Anxiety is normal for most of us—before an exam or office presentation, a first date, buying a house. However, for some people, anxiety is a constant pit in the stomach—when worrying about what might happen becomes a preoccupation. This is GAD.

Other symptoms of GAD include overthinking plans or solutions to potential problems, difficulty concentrating and relaxing, inability to set aside worries, indecisiveness and perceiving unthreatening situations as threatening.

Individuals with GAD often experience fatigue, irritability, sleeping problems, muscle aches and tension, sweating, nausea