Is Your Anxiety Making You A Control Freak

My anxiety started when I was just six years old. My home life was volatile, so my young brain tried to control everything that might trigger the chaos. I didn’t just try to control my environment—like making sure windows and doors were closed and locked even in the middle of summer. I also tried to control the people in it—especially their emotions. If I could keep everyone happy and within eyeshot, I could control my anxiety.