A ❛person who worries too much or worries about unimportant things❜ is called a worrywart. Worrywarts are ❛worriers❜ who worry excessively and unnecessarily. Here is an example of how this English idiom can be used:
Walter constantly worried about his children, Waltraud and Wilma. He was a worrywart.
The following two articles talk about worrywarts, the impact that they have on others and, quite interestingly, themselves:
Are you a worrywart parent?
- annarbor.com, 1 November 2011, Kerry Novick
Being a Worrywart Can Shorten Your Life
- healthguidance.org, Mark Thomas
Women are Worrywarts - For Good Reason
The second article claims that worrying, which always goes ❝hand-in-hand❞ with stress, can shorten a person’s life. Do you believe that worrywarts have shorter lifespans?