I am so lucky to have a husband that understands (sort of) what I am going through.
The worst bit for me is eating with someone else there. If hubby has had a long
or a hard day at work, he is unaware of just how much noise he makes when eating.
However, when I told him of my frustration and anxiety, he bought me a pair of
noise-cancelling headphones and they do actually work! These are the industrial
sort used by people in noisy industries, so for home use only, but they do help.