Being in a relationship can make us feel vulnerable. You are opening yourself up to someone emotionally and that can cause stress, especially if you have been hurt in previous relationships.
While some anxiety is a relationship is normal, sometimes it can become overwhelming or even harmful to you or your relationship. If you feel that you are experiencing anxiety that could be damaging in some way, you may want to find practical ways of easing your anxiety and working through the stress that you are feeling.
Accept That No Relationship Is Perfect
It helps to accept that your relationship is going to have difficulties, because every relationship has challenges. If you get into disagreements, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your relationship is in trouble. As someone who cares about your relationship, spend time working through disagreements and difficulties, instead of getting stuck in the anxiety they can create.
Don’t Compare Your Relationship to Others
When it comes to relationships, we tend to look at other couples and assume that their relationship is perfect. But, it’s good to keep in mind that everyone often keeps the difficult parts of their relationship hidden. Comparing your relationship to others is likely going to harm yours.
Be Open with Your Partner
Being willing to be open and vulnerable with your partner is a best way to help ease anxiety in your relationship with your partner. Your partner should be aware of your emotional state. If you are nervous about trusting them, they can help by understanding why, and they can be there to connect with you to help ease your anxiety.
If your anxiety is keeping you from creating deep, fulfilling relationships then discuss this with your therapist. They can help you understand what is keeping you from making those connections and causing the anxiety that you feel.