He was my therapist.
She was my client.
He’s the person I lean on and turn to.
She’s the person who brings me relief when there seems to be none.
He makes me smile and laugh when anxiety and depression consume me.
She helps me breathe when depression is choking me.
I don't know how to live without him.
I don't know how to be honest with her.
Are we driving each other mad?
About the Author
Lindsay Paige is the author of multiple Young Adult, New Adult, and Sports romances. She also enjoys writing books with characters who deal with anxiety and depression, issues which are close to her heart. Lindsay is a North Carolinian who loves watching hockey, sharing puns, having conversations with her miniature Schnauzer, rewatching episodes of M*A*S*H, and living her dream of writing books for a living. Lindsay has written the following books/series: Bending Under Pressure Bold as Love series Bracing for Love series Carolina Rebels series Don’t Panic Sanity series You Before Me Without a Doubt She has cowritten the following series with Mary Smith: The Ninth Inning series Oh Captain, My Captain series The Penalty Kill trilogy
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Existing is an accomplishment. It may seem like we're putting forth the minimal effort by doing the basics and going through the motions, but that's not the case." - Trace, (Chapter Twenty-Six) Brittany, who copes with anxiety and depression, and Trace, who copes with depression, navigate the beginning their romantic relationship in Book 1 of this series. This novel illustrates the obstacles of a relationship while offering the reader a rare glimpse into the everyday world of coping with mental health issues. Brittany and Trace's story will continue in Book 2, which will be released later this year. What I love most about Lindsay Paige is that she takes such delicate care and compassion with her stories. I love Lindsay's way of writing about mental health issues in a way that is simple and meaningful to the distressing nature of anxiety and depression, which is often internalized. The above quote from the book really helps the reader understand the illness beyond the stereotypical portrayal. Her writing is comforting and really captures the struggle of coping with anxiety and depression within a romantic relationship. I highly recommend 'Driving Me Mad' and will be eagerly waiting for Book 2! *I received a free Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest thoughts/opinions of the author's book.*
I was not sure about this book at first. A lot of times, I like to read books that could never really happen. I read to escape life. I am really glad that I read this one. Luckily, I don't deal with anxiety but I do deal with depression. This book was great. I honestly felt the anxiety that Brittany was feeling. She is basically at the point of not being able to function in life. I can't imagine how horrible that is but during some of her attacks I could feel the pressure on my chest. I could feel the wanting to be sick and just wanted to close the book so I would not have to deal with her. So I would stop reading and within about five to ten minutes I would start reading again because I needed to know what was happening. Brittany is out of control with her anxiety and depression. She became friends with Trace after she left for college and was no longer using him as her therapist. Trace deals with his own depression issues. I liked seeing their relationship but I also had some issues with it. It is a very fine line that I think they walked since he was her therapist and it caused me a little stress. I liked Trace even though I really wanted to choke him. I am pretty sure one of the first things teach in all psych classes is that you can't treat yourself. I am giving this book 4.6 stars out of 5. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give the story away but I will say that Lindsay did a wonderful job of showing emotions of the characters and I can't wait for the next book!!!