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'Do you still love me?' The challenges of relationship anxiety

By La Keita D. Carter

15 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Relationship anxiety is a persistent fear of rejection or unexpected abandonment in a relationship, even when it has historically been stable and loving. This anxiety can lead to problems that may jeopardize the relationship.

Most of us have a love bucket that gets filled by, among other things, words of affirmation, physical acts of affection and meaningful time with our loved ones. Sometimes, though, it feels like the bucket has a hole in it. That's the reality for people with relationship anxiety.

Relationship anxiety isn't officially recognized as a disorder or a symptom of a mental health condition, and there's been little research on the subject.

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