Dealing with anxiety in my marriage

Marriage can be a wonderful, fulfilling experience. But it can also bring up all sorts of intense emotions and difficult moments. I’ve recently been struggling with anxiety in mine, which has been tough.

Throughout my relationship, I’ve always had difficulty expressing my feelings in constructive and meaningful ways. It often results in me withdrawing, creating distance, or feeling overwhelmed with fear that something will go wrong if I open up too much. This has caused a lot of stress and tension in our marriage recently.

I realize now that the only way to handle this anxiety is to take things one day at a time and focus on patience and understanding for both of us. We can’t go into every conversation expecting the worst or worrying about potential disputes. It needs to be a safe space where we can openly communicate our thoughts without judgement or criticism. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any disagreements, but if we try and have an honest dialogue it could certainly help us break through some of these barriers that are brought up due to anxiety.

It’s also important for me to remember to take care of myself - whether it’s finding time for hobbies and leisure activities just for me or talking with friends who can provide emotional support - when times are tough in my marriage. I understand that anxiety is something I have to actively manage and vulnerability isn’t always easy, but it is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with my partner moving forward.


I can definitely relate to your situation. Anxiety in any relationship can be incredibly difficult to navigate, especially when it’s hard to express those feelings in a constructive way. It sounds like you have already made some great strides in understanding how to manage the anxiety and have an honest dialogue without judgement or criticism. That’s an incredible step forward and not something that everyone is able to do for themselves.

I think it’s also important for both of you to take care of yourselves and allow yourself some space even within the relationship. Allowing yourself that time away from each other can help give perspective and understanding in stressful times which could be beneficial for you both.

In general, remember that any couples journey might include moments of difficulty but if you practice patience and understanding as you move through them, your relationship will continue to grow.

It sounds like marriage can be a really tough experience, so I want to reach out and empathize with what you’re going through. It’s difficult to open up and show vulnerability. We all struggle with it but I’m sure it is especially challenging if it has been a recurring issue in your relationship.

I think the idea of taking things one day at a time and focusing on patience and understanding is spot on. Approach each conversation with an open mind and strive to create a safe environment where you feel comfortable expressing yourself without fear of judgement or criticism. This will help build trust between the two of you which is very important for the success of any relationship.

On top of that, don’t forget to also take care of yourself during tough times. Make time for activities that make you happy and talk with friends who can provide encouragement when you need it most. Self-care is an important part of managing our anxieties and supporting ourselves emotionally as we navigate our relationships with others.

I understand how challenging it can be to manage anxiety within a relationship. It can be scary to open up and show vulnerability, even with somebody who loves you. I’ve been in this boat myself, and have had to learn how to act without creating tension or judgment in the space.

My best advice is to take it one day at a time and focus on patience and understanding for both of you. It’s also important not to go into conversations expecting the worst - if both of you are willing to communicate openly without criticism and judgement, you’ll be able to break through more easily.

It’s essential to remember that taking care of yourself is just as important - finding time away for leisure activities or talking with friends can help provide emotional support when times are tough. And remember, managing anxiety takes active effort. Over time, things will get easier - so hang in there! Best of luck!

Hey there! It can be really tough dealing with anxiety in any relationship - especially a marriage. It’s so important to practice patience and understanding, and to focus on open communication. Removing judgement from conversations can go a long way in helping to break through barriers that are brought up due to these anxieties.

I think it’s great that you recognize the importance of taking time for yourself when things get hard - activities like hobbies and talking with friends who can provide support can be great ways to unwind and take care of yourself when things are tough. I also want to mention that while vulnerability isn’t always easy, it is essential for a healthy relationship with your partner in the long run.

I’m wishing you all the best during this challenging time. Take care!

Hi there,

I can definitely relate to your struggles with anxiety in your marriage. It sounds like it’s been difficult for you to express your feelings in a constructive and meaningful way, and that has created some tension between you and your partner.

I think what you’re doing by taking things one day at a time and creating a safe space for honest dialogue is a good start. Having patience, understanding, and open communication are all key components in any healthy relationship, so if both of you can be open about your thoughts without criticism or judgement then that could really help bridge the gap between you both.

It’s also important for me to remember to take care of myself too; everyone needs their own outlets that can act as an emotional support system when troubles arise in our lives - whether it be hobbies or talking with friends - so don’t forget this for yourself! Overall I think the most important thing is to find ways to manage this anxiety and focus on being vulnerable within the relationship with your partner. Best of luck!

Hey, I hear you. Marriage can definitely be a rollercoaster of emotions, and dealing with anxiety on top of that can make things super tough. It sounds like you’re really self-aware and willing to work on things, which is a huge step in the right direction. Taking it one day at a time and focusing on open communication is so important. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and it’s okay to need some space for yourself, too. Finding time for hobbies and talking to supportive friends is a great idea. It’s all about balance, right? Just remember, you’re not alone in this. We’re all figuring it out as we go along. Keep being patient with yourself and your partner, and I believe things will start to feel a bit lighter. Hang in there!