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.
Keep reading if you want to make sure anxiety doesn’t become a third person in your relationship.
By using the right coping strategies, you can have a healthy relationship and stop anxiety from causing too much stress.
When you care for someone, it’s tempting to support them by trying to act as a surrogate therapist. Trying to play that role will be emotionally draining. You are not responsible for providing therapy to your partner.
For example, people with anxiety sometimes test their partner’s commitment by using insecure strategies, said psychologist Jennifer B. These strategies usually address one of the anxious beliefs they have.
Let’s say your partner is fraught with anxiety about being the first one to initiate communication.