The Fear Factor
My new neighbors stir up my anxiety with their occasional domestic violence episodes. I have learned many successful techniques to deal with my anxiety, but become a bit paralyzed during & following the carrying on next door. I bunker down & emotional feel safest not stirring. I think if I don’t move I’m safer. Intellectual I know this is a poor coping mechanism.
Perhaps my fear is heightened today because I thought I heard a gun go off yesterday evening. This seemed related to a nearby park visitor, not these neighbors. How best does one get past the immediate fear factor?