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How to handle relationship anxiety

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Is it normal?

Yep. ‘Relationship anxiety is extremely common,' says Astrid Robertson, a psychotherapist who helps couples with relationship issues. Some people experience relationship anxiety during the start of a relationship, before they know their partner has an equal interest in them. Or, they might be unsure if they even want a relationship.

What are some signs of relationship anxiety?

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Wondering if you matter to your partner

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Doubting your partner's feelings for you

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Worrying they want to break up

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Doubting long term compatibility

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Sabotaging the relationship

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Reading into their words and actions

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Missing out on the good times

What causes it?

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Previous relationship experiences

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Low self-esteem

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Attachment style

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A tendency to question

Can you overcome it?

These tips can help you get the ball rolling:
1. Maintain your identity
2. Try being more mindful
3. Practise good communication
4. Avoid acting on your feelings
5. Talk to a therapist

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