But what works so well to reduce anxiety in the short term has the insidious longer term effect of deepening and retrenching the anxious person in their life-depleting condition.
On the other hand, it is not a family member or friend’s responsibility to be a behavior therapist for their anxious loved ones: creating fear hierarchies and guiding them through rigorous exposure and response prevention. Similarly, no one wants to abruptly force their anxious loved one into situations where he or she will have an emotional breakdown, or berate them, or make unrealistic demands to simply “get over it” that will cause someone struggling with a serious anxiety disorder to feel entirely unsupported.
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So what is the best stance for family and friends of an anxious person to take?
The answer is for family and friends to try to provide compassionate and kindly encouragement to move through the anxiety rather than avoiding it.
A mother quits her job to home school a child with acute social and separation anxiety.
Over the years, BC’s Human Rights Tribunal has considered numerous complaints by parents who claim that their employer (or former employer) failed to accommodate their family status, for example their daycare schedule or other childcare obligations.
BC Courts and the BC Human Rights Tribunal have not generally been receptive to these complaints, holding that a complaint of family status discrimination will not succeed in the usual case of an employee experiencing a conflict between work and family obligations.
There is a recognition that many working parents have to make childcare arrangements, and the approach of our Courts and the Tribunal seems to be that making appropriate childcare arrangements is a responsibility to be borne solely by the parent, and an employer is entitled to insist on a particular work schedule, even if it conflicts with childcare obligations.
Accommodating is the adjective form of the verb accommodate, and it’s used to describe those who are cheerfully willing to make small adjustments to help you out.
The waiter who is happy to serve the dressing on the side, give you extra cheese on the burger, and swap French fries for mashed potatoes, all because that's how you want it?