Relationship anxiety is the pervasive and unfounded fear that your partner will abandon you – and it can be crippling.
Relationships and Anxiety
Mother-daughter relationships are a unique blend of joy, love, understanding, and, at times, conflict. There’s a shared experience that makes them deeply connected, yet unique individual perspectives can lead to clashes and misunderstandings. The first common challenge in this relationship is communication. Mothers, often with a wealth of life experience, may offer advice that daughters …
Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. To build and maintain healthy connections, it’s important to be open, trusting, and emotionally invested in relationships. Sadly, many individuals face anxieties that hinder their ability to form and sustain fulfilling bonds. These fears often originate from past experiences that have left emotional scars, deep insecurities, …
In her new book “Halal Sex,” Sheima Benembarek shares personal stories of Muslim immigrants and their relationships to sex and sexuality. In this chapter, Taslim, a virgin in her forties, shares her experience with inter-faith relationships.
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Motivated by the Attachment Security Enhancement Model (Arriaga et al., 2018), the present research investigated the associations between positive relationship experiences and romantic attachment avoidance in three dyadic studies that combined multiple methods, including daily diaries, laboratory observations, and longitudinal follow-ups. Frequency of daily positive relationship events (but not external positive events) during a 21-day diary period predicted declines in romantic attachment avoidance (but not anxiety) from pre- to post-diary in fledgling couples (Study 1) and newlyweds (Study 2). Video-recorded discussions of fledgling couples’ shared positive experiences revealed that behaviors validating the relationship (but not simply showing conversational interest) predicted lagged declines in romantic attachment avoidance (but not anxiety) over 1 month (Study 3). The associations were mediated by positive affect during the diary period in Studies 1 and 2, and by changes in positive affect from pre- to post-discussion in Study 3. Positive relationship experiences did not significantly interact with time in predicting romantic avoidance over a 1-year follow-up with quarterly assessments of attachment orientations in Study 1, over an 8-month follow-up with monthly assessments in Study 2, or over a 2-month follow-up with monthly assessments in Study 3. Altogether, these studies provide one of the most comprehensive tests of how positive relationship experiences in nondistressing contexts are linked to romantic attachment. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved)
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Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. Are you sad or anxious and don’t feel like having sex? The happy hormones stimulated by sex help to lift your spirits. Continue reading … Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your own risk.
Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. A Personal Perspective: The balance between being entirely unaffected by others or being overly affected to the point of anxiety is a tricky one. These guidelines help me. Continue reading … Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your …
Feeling frustrated about your love life? Understanding this fear could be the key to understanding your relationship patterns.