Anxiety has followed me all of my life. In recent years I’ve managed to temper it’s impact. In new situations, like my recent travel to Sri Lanka, I can leave anxiety at home. Oddly, it still haunts me in some ordinary, day to day circumstances. I assume the association between many normal life events and anxiety are so well entrenched I might never escape it fully,
When viewed in terms of narcissistic abuse it makes perfect sense. Being raised by narcissists and other disordered people, you learn from the beginning that nothing you do matters; you control nothing and you can not predict the outcome in any situation.
Research is now substantiating the correlation many of us have lived with.