So, I'm not going to do a full-blown book review because I need to do more research on to the best way to write book reviews.
However, I still wanted to plug a book I read awhile back that's been incredibly helpful as the partner of someone with anxiety.
The book is called Anxious in Love: How to manage your anxiety, reduce conflict, and reconnect with your partner and it is by Carolyn Daitch and Lissah Lorberbaum.
My partner has anxiety and she recommended this book to me, both because I have anxious tendencies, and because the thought it would help me understand anxiety better.
Here is the author talking about the book:
One thing I really, really, liked about the book is how Daitch talks about anxiety in a way that doesn't use any high-brow psychological language. As someone who values being succint in explanations, this was a great thing.
It also provided me with some de-anxieting (suck it, English language) techniques that I've gotten to employ with my girlfriend.
And another thing I liked about anxiety was that it finally explained why it is that people who get anxious or have anxiety attacks tend to have upset stomachs. The reason why is because your brain's all like OH SHIT DANGER DANGER (high voltage) and sends blood rushing to your hands and feet in case you've got to smack a motherfucker upside the head or run from said motherfucker. But it doesn't have to be a "real" threat, it just has to be something that triggers that fear and it gives you a stomachache because there's no blood going to your digestive system.