Is Anxiety Ruining Your Marriage?

Are you worried that your anxiety is ruining your marriage? Does just being around your wife make your heart beat faster and your palms sweat? What about when you want to initiate some kind of conversation or intimacy?

In this episode I talk about why we get anxious around her, what causes it, why it’s happening now and what to think and do differently to move past this unsettling time.

In the video below I explain this in more detail including:

Where does the anxiety you feel around your wife or girlfriend come from, why do you feel it, what circumstances does it flare up vs calm down?

Why mirror neurons play a important role in how we reassure or react to someone else’s anxiety and tension, and how if you’re not aware of how this interaction is impacting communication in your relationship then it can seem very confusing when either of you get upset.

Why learning how to manage your own emotional state is the most important thing in a marriage when anxiety arises if you want to keep the trust, respect and connection between you alive.

Recognizing that anxiety isn’t all bad and can even help you to be more present in the moment with your partner, rather than just getting caught up in the overwhelming anxious response in our own experience.

How anxiety affects the connection in your relationships, why it’s important to understand it and also to learn how to communicate about it and manage it.

Recognize whether anxiety is affecting your marriage, causing tension and uncertainty, be aware of non-verbal communication and how it plays a hugely significant role in your relationship.

Why recognizing and managing your (or empathising with your partner’s) anxiety while communicating is crucial for maintaining a healthy, sexual marriage.

How to use one of your most powerful connection tools – humor – in difficult situations to remove tension and build trust in your marriage especially when anxiety is a regular issue.

I go into this in more detail in the video below. If you would like some 1-to-1 support on how to move forward with your current life situation, fill out my contact form and I’ll get in touch to arrange a free 60 minute coaching session with you.

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About the author

Hi, I'm Dan. I've been a men’s coach for over 10 years with Goodguys2Greatmen, mentoring and coaching men to get clear on what they want and creating practical and actionable plans to make it happen. I’ve experienced many of the same challenges you're going through right now. I’m here to challenge you and help you understand what's holding you back so that you can step into the confident, successful man you were meant to be.