I'm a 21 year old woman living with my husband. I've developed this intense fear/anxiety surrounded by being home alone, especially at night. I'm not sure where this came from but I can barely function. My husband has been going out of town on the weekends and it feels like the fear of being alone in this house is paralyzing me. I constantly check my locks, alarms, and doors.
It's starting to have physical affects and I don't know what to do. I've developed bad GERD and IBS, I constantly feel nervous and nauseated, and I'm down to 95 lbs. I've also started grinding my teeth so bad in my sleep that I wake up with chips in my teeth, and my jaw always hurts.
I feel so stupid and childish and can't bring myself to tell him that it causes me so much stress. Has anyone else ever had this fear? How did you cope?