Hi ETM and welcome.
We have had a few members that have similar concerns, and my daughter used to be very anxious about
ever being alone, so this is not an unusual fear.
The good news is that you have already improved to a great degree, and I am sure that with some work, you will be able to conquer/manage your fears even more.
Can you pinpoint what, specifically makes you nervouse about
being alone? Do you have concerns about
health, or how you would handle an attack alone?
Do you have anxiety or panic issues otherwise, or just when you are faced with being on your own?
You have found that talking on the phone helps...and that is good! Maybe you could try another form of distraction next...like say keeping the television or music on?
when you are interacting with your child? Does that distract you to the point of not noticing it? Maybe having a schedule where you are doing something structured for every part of the day, rather than just facing hours alone could help?
If all else has not proven to be helpful, you could look into some therapy or self-help techniques to work through this. If you are paritcularly struggling with attacks, we have a great video link and coping skills in our Resources that you should check out.
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Keep talking with us as well. We undertand, care and support is key!! We are here to listen anytime.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT