I've suffered with agoraphobia for over four years now, my agoraphobia may be different to yours or someone you know. I basically can't leave my house without my husband. I can't even go in my garden without him there.
He is incredibly supportive and understanding I'm lucky
My problem is my children, they aren't kids anymore, may two eldest have children of their own, and I think that's the issue. I can't get out to see them very much at all. When my husband is off work we have to cram in so much stuff that needs doing I can't even remember the last time he and I spent quiet time together.
I have chronic migraines too, it means I'm dizzy every single day, going in a supermarket alone can wipe me out for a couple of days with auras and exhaustion, so my agoraphobia has just got worse.
My eldest two children seem to resent me and the way they behave towards me sets off more anxiety, meaning my illness of migraines and panic gets worse. I've tried do many times to talk to them about it but they're just 'sick of me'
I've tried medication lots of them, I tried counselling, at a counselling building years ago in the beginning when I wasn't as bad, and I tried counselling support via phone, I got told it wasn't safe to help me due to my vertigo.
I can't get help, I don't know what to do, but my family is fractured and it's all my fault.
I honestly feel like a total waste of space, I'm ashamed of myself and what I've become.... A shell
My children just avoid even texting me anymore never mind seeing me.
I didn't ask to be this way, it snuck up on me. This summer will be five years.
Beginning to wonder what is the point anymore???