How do you get your spouse to understand how anxious it makes you to go to parties, social gatherings, etc. My husband is at his wits end with my social anxiety. We've known each other 10 years, been married 4 and my anxiety, depression, panic attacks and agoraphobia started about 3 years ago. I am on medication and feel fine most of the time, but then once in a while i'll refuse to go to a party and he freaks out, says i'm dramatic, doesn't understand my mental issues. This makes me feel worse, knowing that my illness is affecting him.
Any advice or literature i could get would help.