This Beautiful Short Explores Anxiety, Identity and Relationships


Anxiety can be a huge challenge in relationships, particularly when it keeps you from offering your partner the emotional support they need. This affects people of all sexual orientations, but there’s a host of reasons that anxiety can affect people in the LGBT community particularly, some of which come into play in this beautiful animated short.

Aquarium, by animator Yonatan Tal, looks at how painful it can be when the anxiety of stigma and other people’s judgments gets between a couple — and how honest communication can offer hope.

If you or a loved one is dealing with these issues, finding a sympathetic professional to talk to can help. Psychotherapist Matt Sweet offers several suggestions in this comprehensive guide.