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A 31-year-old member asked:

Boyfriend has separation anxiety, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Does he really have: Separation anxiety or is he overly dependent? Is he addicted to you? Well, this is an issue that he has to be willing to address. He might want to see a psychologist to deal with his relationship issues. Take care.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have separation anxiety that is linked to my boyfriend?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Do you normally: Have issues being apart from a significant other? I would encourage you to consider psychotherapy with a mental health provider in your area. It is clearly not healthy if you can not tolerate being away from your boyfriend.
A member asked:

What is separation anxiety?

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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See answer: It's a normal part of development, and it usually happens around 8-9 months of age and may last until a year or so. The child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary caregiver (usually the mother) and might cry, cling to that caregiver.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have anxiety and separation anxiety?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Anxiety is normal to: Help us be aware of possible danger. Separation anxiety occurs in some when away from support persons. Anxiety disorder occurs if anxiety causes distress or impairs function. Anxiety management strategies are very helpful for most but evaluation and therapy may be necessary if anxiety is more severe and unmanageable. Best regards in your search for relief.

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