What is it?

Relationship anxiety is a type of anxiety that can arise in the context of romantic relationships. It is characterized by feelings of fear, insecurity, and doubt about one's relationship or one's ability to maintain a successful relationship.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of relationship anxiety can include constant worrying about the relationship, fear of rejection or abandonment, difficulty trusting one's partner, excessive jealousy, and physical symptoms such as nausea, headaches, or difficulty sleeping.

Diagnosis

There is no specific diagnostic criteria for relationship anxiety, but it may be diagnosed as a subtype of anxiety disorder if the symptoms are persistent and interfere with daily life.

Treatment

Treatment for relationship anxiety may include therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or couples therapy, to help individuals learn coping skills and improve communication with their partner. Medications, such as anti-anxiety medications, may also be prescribed in some cases.

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