I was having a wonderful time at my boyfriend's daugter-in-law's sister's house for thanksgiving. The guys watched football - of course - and us girls looked through circulars for black friday - not that i go but it was fun doing it with them and watching them set up their plans. Everything was going terrific until one of the sisters showed up with her husband. they are having real bad marital problems and i could FEEL the tension. i tried to maintain but got agitatied and anxious and soon found myself rocking back and forth. that is a major symptom that i'm on my way to a sprial downward. so instead of letting it get worse or taking an extra xanax i went to my boyfriend, Gib, and suggested it was time to go. We had been there for 6 hours which was amazing for me to get through so good so it was okay to go. anyway - i listened to my symptoms and didn't fall back on the meds and feel pretty proud of myself for being able to stay 6 hours and leaving the situation rather than letting it get me frantic. so all-in-all it was a great day. i utitlized one of my new healthy coping techniques by leaving. hooray!