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“Our minds take over and go directly to the worst-case-scenario,” said Michelene Wasil, a therapist who is familiar with anxiety on both a personal and clinical level.
The anxious thoughts cause physiological symptoms, including shortness of breath, insomnia and anxiety attacks.
He starts to worry you don’t like him as much as he likes you because you don’t send the first text as often as he does.
The anxiety intensifies and he begins to believe you might never chat with him if he didn’t reach out first.
Nonetheless, anxiety doesn’t have to break your relationship or put a strain on it to the point where it’s hard to enjoy.
Someone with anxiety can react to relationship stress with a fight-or-flight response, as if the stress were a physical attack.