Dating difficult people
While getting over the initial hurdle of taking that blind date or setting up a Tinder profile is huge, that’s hardly where the hurdles end for people with anxiety.
Anxiety often keeps people from showing their true selves to others, even to romantic partners, making it hard to achieve the level of closeness most people seek from a relationship.
Worse yet, those nagging feelings that you’re not good enough or will end up ruining any relationship you start can make it feel virtually impossible to really get close to a partner.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, ask a friend to help you draft your responses; they’ll probably give you some much-needed reassurance about how great you are, as well.
And, unfortunately, if you’re not opening up to your partner, your relationship can’t blossom the way you want it to.
Ask your partner to tell you when you’re acting closed off and the two of you can work through it together instead of letting it become a source of resentment between you.
While many people with anxiety realize that their condition is getting in the way of them putting themselves out there, truly understanding the way this disorder, especially if left untreated, can wreak havoc on personal relationships, isn’t quite so simple.
Dating is rarely an easy feat, but it only becomes more difficult when you have anxiety.
For people with anxiety, dating can feel like a minefield, making it hard to get close to someone and even harder to maintain a healthy relationship in the long-term.
Unfortunately, if you’re dealing with anxiety, discover how it could be standing between you and true happiness before it’s too late.
Keep reading to learn how anxiety makes dating difficult and what role it could be playing in your romantic difficulties.When jealousy starts to get the best of you, remind yourself that anyone determined to be unfaithful will be, but the vast majority of people don’t actually betray their significant others in that way.And remember, while it’s unlikely your spouse will actually cheat, acting irrational will certainly drive them away.And the shame-adjacent feelings that anxiety often triggers can make it feel silly to put yourself out there and reveal so much of yourself, both physically and emotionally, to another person.