Maybe you’ll reach out to him a few times until he feels good knowing you would make the effort.The evidence allows him to challenge his anxious, irrational belief that you will not reach out first. Unfortunately there are many anxiety-motivated behaviors people encounter in relationships.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.
See it as the beginning of a discussion you can resurface occasionally. Here are some examples of thoughts and questions that might be running through their brain: Most people have at least a few of these anxious thoughts.
Here are a few more examples to look out for: Dating Someone with Social Anxiety If you are dating someone with social anxiety, the anxiety will most likely affect your social life.
You might not be able to take your partner to all of the social events or gatherings you want to go to.
This is why you should gently guide your partner toward working with a therapist.
A therapist can help them improve how they deal with anxiety, in and outside a relationship.