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Romantic relationships may bring passion, comfort, and intimacy. They can also make you puke with fear! This episode of GROUP is dedicated to love, dating, and of course, anxiety. Rebecca speaks with Hattie C. Cooper, author of The Anxious Girl's Guide to Dating, about some of the uniquely terrifying things that come with finding a partner including: the bizarre nature of first dates, opening up about mental health issues, and "blind date diarrhea."



Hattie C. Cooper is a blogger and author with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  She started her blog The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating as a place to share dating stories and advice to a community of equally anxious people. In July 2015, The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating book was published, compiling highlights from the blog with brand-new tips on surviving the dating world while also living with anxiety. Learn more about Hattie's work at