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Topic: Anxiety & Relationships

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Onion boy
    Onion boy  avatar
    1 posts
    16 August 2020


    I am struggling with anxious thoughts. I have been in a relationship for nearly 7 months. At the start it was so good I was constantly having fun.

    Recently though we have fought a lot more. I’m not too sure why, we have spoken about communication and how we need to talk about how we feel to avoid this.

    He knows how he feels, he knows that he loves me but I’m just not too sure. My mind keeps telling me to break up with him because maybe that would be easier for us both and better for him. Whenever we talk about breaking up I just cry because part of me doesn’t want him to leave but then I don’t know why I think I want to break up with him.

    I have extremely low iron which I was told could be a cause. But I also do have bad anxiety. My boyfriend tells me that the thoughts I have of wanting to break up and not knowing what I want is normal and that he will always be here and that it’s his choice. I don’t want to hurt this boy because he has always been my number 1 supporter along with my parents. He is constantly there and all he wants for me to be is happy.

    I just want to know I’m not alone in feeling this and that it is normal for my anxiety to doubt and second guess everything.

  2. chloe.xx
    chloe.xx  avatar
    29 posts
    16 August 2020 in reply to Onion boy


    Thank you for reaching out.

    No you are not alone in this feeling at all it is perfectly normal of anxiety to cause you to second guess everything. You have both done the right by sitting down and talking about communication and how you both feel in the situation. That is a wonderful to hear!

    It is also perfectly normal for people in relationships to fight and have disagreements, and communicating about this is a perfect start to avoid this in the future.

    Is there any activities you both enjoy doing together that you can do? That would give you both the chance to communicate more whilst doing an activity you both find enjoyable.

    Hope this helps.Chloe

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