A Look into Relationship Anxiety
I was talking to a work colleague the other day. He looked so stressed of late and I decided to inquire into the cause. “I don’t think Stella and I are into each other anymore. The spark just isn’t there.” He said sadly. I had known them for about five years and thought they were one of the few couples that had the perfect relationship. Although not a relationship expert, I tried to offer some advice. My colleague was just anxious about his relationship with his partner.
I didn’t know what made him believe that his relationship was on the rocks so I did some research into anxiety in relationships. Here’s some of the stuff I found.
Relationship anxiety has many causes. Like other forms of anxiety, it can adversely affect your quality of life and your relationship with other people. Some of the causes of anxiety in relationships include the following.
One common cause of anxiety is being unsure about the future of the relationship. In such cases, one or both partners aren’t sure whether the relationship will work out in the future. There are many reasons why a person might feel that the relationship might not work out. These range from constant fighting to being apart for long periods and without constant communication.
Another common cause of anxiety in relationships is lack of trust in your partner. This is usually due to something your partner did that adversely hurt your feelings. Infidelity is one of the leading causes of such anxiety where the hurt partner isn’t sure if it will happen again. Other causes of lack of trust can be as simple as not delivering on a promise made.
Stress is another common cause of anxiety in relationships. Managing a relationship and your personal life can be stressful due to the demands from each. As such, the stress can cause anxiety whether you will be able to manage both in the future.
Anxiety in relationships has more or less similar symptoms like other forms of anxiety. Some of the common symptoms include insomnia, depression, being tense around your partner and shaking.
Managing anxiety in relationships
This form of anxiety can be managed through different ways. However, they way you decide to manage the anxiety will largely depend on whether you want to save the relationship or not. For people who want to save the relationship here are some tips.
Supplements for anxiety are a great way of providing relief to anxiety symptoms. Such supplements can be prescribed by a doctor or home based such as green tea.
Another way of managing anxiety in a relationship is deciding to start over again. If the spark in the relationship seems to be fading, you can suggest starting over again to your partner. Decide to start dating like you’ve just met and try out new things together.
If you want to save your relationship and have anxiety, being physically affectionate can help. It’s human nature to want to have someone to touch and be touched. If you become physically affectionate especially when you’re mad, your partner might reciprocate after they know even if you have differences, your relationship matters to you.