Why Finding the "Right Person" Isn't the Cure for Relationship Anxiety


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Don't worry: Relationship anxiety is completely normal. Whether you've been dating someone for a short time or you've been married for a few years now, feeling stressed about the state of your romantic partnership isn't at all unusual. To learn more about how to deal with this common relationship problem, we asked Alysha Jeney, a counselor who runs her own private practice called Modern Love Counseling, to weigh in on the topic.

"It's important to remember that everyone has fears," she says. "But if your anxieties are causing so much anguish that it's consistently preventing you from connecting with people, it may be time to seek additional support so you can learn the tools to work through it and have healthy relationships—because you deserve it." Here's what you need to know about how to deal with relationship anxiety, including the potential causes, the identifying signs, and the next steps for overcoming it.