"I'm starting to get nervous that he actually doesn't want to be with me"

Question

I recently told my crush that i like him and he told me that he likes me back. We have yet to hangout and i'm starting to get nervous that he actually doesn't want to be with me. I've had 5 panic attacks in 5 days. What should I do about my status with him

Answer from counsellor

WOW! What great news! I am so happy for you that you and your crush have established your like for each other. I understand that you have expressed your feelings to each other but I wonder if you have talked to your crush about where you would like your feelings to go, for an example, a relationship or maybe just to hang out more. Talking to him about what you would like to happen, might help you to better understand what he also wants. I am sorry that you had 5 panic attacks, that sounds very scary. I wonder though what will help you to cope in the time that you are trying to discover the relationship. How do you help yourself through you panic attacks?! I wonder if you have tried to distract yourself in the moment of thinking about the situation?! Maybe try to call a friend, do something you enjoy such as drawing, play a game, or watch your favourite movie. This might help you to gain control of your thoughts and help you to feel a little more safe. I really hope that you are able to talk to your crush, and you are both are able to discuss what is best for the both of you! Stay strong and good luck!