Recent research clarifying the link between social anxiety and relationship satisfaction indicates that higher levels of social anxiety may lead to lower levels of relationship satisfaction. As a group, highly socially anxious individuals experience an overall deficit in the quality of their romantic relationships.
How does anxiety affect romantic relationships?
Many individuals with generalized anxiety disorder have an intense desire for closeness to their romantic partners depending on them regularly for support and reassurance, which often leads to overdependence and co-dependent behaviors.
How do I deal with an insecure partner?
Here are five ways to deal with an insecure partner.Identify the Real Problem. Insecurity is often a sign of low self-esteem, but there may be other problems, fears or worries that are causing your partner to feel insecure. Offer Support. Spend Quality Time Together. Create Healthy Boundaries. Beware of Manipulation.