Relationship Anxiety is a term used for when someone feels insecure or have doubts about a relationship, either romantic or friendship.
As a Nigerian, Many of us experience this, but we don’t know It’s termed this way. We’ve seen cases of couples in the mall embarrassing each other just because the guy was looking at another girl while he is with his girl.
It’s totally normal has humans to have doubts or be anxious towards something, but in this case it becomes Persistent, and it could lead to certain problems with both parties involved.
What is the cause of Relationship Anxiety?
1: Low self Esteem: Having issues with your self-worth and value cab affect your relationship. You’ll constantly doubt your partner’s feelings towards you and even want constant reassurance.
2: Over Thinking: Your partner might not like PDA, but you fancy it, you automatically think they don’t like you, but that is their preference. Overtime, this might make your partner start losing interest in the relationship or even friendship.
3 Waiting for something to wrong: You think things in your relationship are too good to be true, rather than appreciate the love you both have, you’re expecting something bad to happen, so you can finally say “I said it that this was too good to be true” You’re always focusing on the negatives.
4: Wanting to Break Up: You overstretch issues because you’re anxious, your partner did nothing wrong, but you just want to find a reason to call it quit.
5: Experiences: A bad relationship or someone cheated on you, or you were taken advantage of. These and more can make you triggered and find it hard to trust a new partner or friend.
How to Deal With Relationship Anxiety
1: Talk to a therapist
2: Let your partner be aware of what you’re going through
3: Practice mindfulness
4: Communicate properly
NB: Anxiety relationship is actually normal, you don’t need to feel like an outcast. If you’re willing to admit that you need help and want to be better. You’re good to go. Dealing with Anxiety doesn’t mean you won’t have doubts or worry anymore, but it’ll quiet the constant questioning.