According to a study by Healthtrends, a lot of people experience relationship anxiety at the beginning of a new relationship before they find out if their partner is interested in them as well or are unsure if they want a relationship. Relationship anxiety can lead to a lack of motivation, emotional exhaustion, emotional distress, and having an upset stomach over time.
Signs of Relationship Anxiety
Usually, we feel some insecurity in our relationship at some point, especially in the beginning stages, but having thoughts like these is normal. Below are some signs of relationship anxiety that you may be experiencing.
Matter to Your Partner and Doubting Your Partner’s Feelings
We might worry that our partners don’t miss us too much; they wouldn’t support us in any vast problems or want to be with us because we are only useful to them. This relates to a need to belong, feel secure, and connect with your partner.
You have expressed your love for each other verbally, and your partner always makes kind gestures, like driving you home, giving you flowers, and they are still happy to see you, but you can’t help but think if your partner doesn’t love you. These worries are usual from time to time, but if you are fixed on this idea, you may have relationship anxiety.
Worrying of Breaking Up and Doubting Compatibility
We always hold on to feelings of security, happiness, and love. We still hope that nothing will ruin this relationship, but sometimes overthinking turns it to fear of your partner leaving you. This can be problematic if you tend to adjust your behavior to secure continued affection by avoiding issues, ignoring the bad habits of your partner, and even worrying about them getting angry.
You always question if you and your partner are really meant for each other, and with relationship anxiety, you still think this way despite doing great in the relationship. You also question your happiness if you feel you are thrilled, or are you genuinely happy. In response to this, you overemphasize your partner’s importance, and you might start focusing on small differences between you and your partner.
Be Mindful and Communicate Frequently
You are being mindful means being aware of the present things happening and moving on when you experience any negative thoughts.
Relationship anxiety has nothing to do with your partner, but most of it has to do with you. If you are anxious about something with regards to your partner, communicate it properly with your partner to be closer to each other as well.