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Overcome Relationship Anxiety Issues

Being in a relationship is one of the things many of us aspire for. It’s a beautiful thing where we can grow and learn but it can also be a breeding ground for anxious feelings and thoughts.

Relationship anxiety can happen at any stage of dating. For people who have been single for a long, just the thought of being in a relationship can trigger their anxiety. Thoughts like “does he/she like me?” “am I good enough for him/her?” or “will this work out?” can bother people especially as they open more about themselves and as they feel that they are becoming more vulnerable to another being.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University found out that worries can impact one’s social relationships. These can be relationships with the family, with a significant person, or with work relationships. According to the study, worries can harm relationships as they can impact the way a person deals with another person. Anxious people in the relationship may appear cold, intrusive, exploitable, and non-assertive.

Causes of Relationship Anxiety

Relationship anxiety can happen as a result of different things. It can be due to fear of intimacy, negativity, and stress.

Fear of Intimacy

A person with a fear of intimacy struggles in forming close relationships with other people. These people may feel like they care and love greatly the people who matter to them but for those they are in a relationship with, they appear as if they don’t care for them.

Fear of intimacy can be the result of parenting practices. In one study published in The Family Journal, it was found that adults who have a warm, caring relationship with at least one parent or those whose mothers exhibited high levels of warmth and care were less likely to suffer from fear of intimacy.

Adults showing avoidant behaviour in relationships are shown to be those who grow up with parents who react negatively to children’s perceived weakness and neediness.

Fear of intimacy can trigger anxiety in relationships especially when the avoidant person realizes that he/she is becoming more vulnerable to another person.


Negativity towards one’s self in the form of self-critique and negativity towards the relationship can also cause anxiety in the relationship.

Thoughts like “I can’t trust him” or “I’m not good enough for him” can lead people in relationships to turn against themselves and affect the way they deal with others. It creates feelings of jealousy, anxiety, defensiveness, and distrust. These feelings create more worries in the relationship rather than happiness.


Stress doesn’t just affect one’s physical health; it also impacts relationships. Evidence shows that stress can be a threat to marital satisfaction and longevity. This may be due to the fact that stress can lead a person to have anxious thoughts, make it difficult for him/her to make decisions, and lead to a feeling of inability to cope.

Dealing With Relationship Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for anxiety works by effectively re-setting your anxiety level to ‘healthy’. It clears your subconscious of the negative and unhealthy beliefs that drive your anxiety. With our tailored Hypnotherapy sessions, you will learn to respond to life without becoming anxious. You'll regulate your emotions more effectively so that you remain relaxed in situations that would typically trigger your anxiety attacks. Hypnotherapy helps your mind to relax and will help you to regain confidence, enthusiasm, and motivation in your daily life.

It is important to remember that anxiety attacks are based on a particular mental state and can be treated with different forms of cognitive or behavioural therapies. Using hypnotherapy and a variety of therapeutic techniques combines psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. This form of therapy allows clients to release emotions in a supportive environment, enabling each client to move forward without carrying the burden of past anxiety.

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