When anxiety dominates in a marriage it can have quite a powerful impact on a couple. Because of its overreactive response, it creates an urgency that can push everyone aside, leaving your partner feeling alienated, the sufferer overwhelmed, and your marriage void of joy, fun, and the intimacy it needs.
Anxiety can be triggered by the smallest of things, so learning to be vulnerable with your partner and making them aware of your feelings is an important way of managing it. When anxious feelings get ignored or suppressed it just allows fear and irrational thoughts to grow.
It’s difficult living with an anxious mind that seems to rise up from nowhere, but awareness helps you recognize it, own it, and invite your partner to support you through it.
Anxiety is on the rise but it can be managed quite well. Don’t let it be something that pulls you away from each other, but rather let it draw you closer.
Does anxiety impact your relationship? What is the best thing your partner can do when you feel anxious?
Have a great week!
Rick & Fi