Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Love Someone With Anxiety

Powerful.

We've heard enough ghost stories to know the tropes. There are usually a dozen warning signs that a character shouldn't stay in a haunted house, so when things start unraveling, it's hard to feel too bad. After all, don't they know everyone else was avoiding it for a reason?

Poet Brenna Twohy describes loving someone with anxiety like entering a haunted house. In her poem "Anxiety: A Ghost Story," performed at this year's National Poetry Slam, she gorgeously shares what it's like to love and be love when anxiety is lurking inside you.

She explains that while having a partner with anxiety can seem scary, it's worth it in the end.

Hear her perform the piece below, if you dare.