André Anthony Moore, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (New York State License: 001435)

Ketamine and Psychedelic Assisted Therapist certified by The Integrative Psychiatry Institute Practitioner of Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Use Nonverbal Sensorimotor Techniques to deepen Emotionally Focused Therapy

How to Deal with Anxiety in Relationships

Anxiety and your romantic relationship make a bad combination. Anxiety has the power to cripple your personal and work life, and it can destroy a relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are dating, engaged, or married, anxiety can cause complex problems that most couples cannot fix on their own. Today, the team from Marriage Couples Counseling will explain how to deal with anxiety in relationships and conquer this problem once and for all.

Offer Support for Your Partner

You need to offer support for your partner if he or she is dealing with anxiety. Emotional anxiety in relationships requires both partners to support each other. You must let your spouse or partner know that their problems, worries, or fears are not burdensome to you. Even if you do not visualize yourself as the “strong” one in the relationship, become the rock your partner needs.

Encourage Therapy

Your partner or spouse must also know that therapy is the best option. There is nothing wrong with seeking help from a licensed and experienced therapist for anxiety issues in relationships. The sooner you seek assistance, the more likely it is that you can begin to live a life free of anxiety, or at least one where it does not have a detrimental impact on your relationship. Seeking help is not a weakness. It’s the healthiest thing someone can do when they are struggling in life.

The Flash Technique

how to deal with anxiety in relationships

Many people who suffer from anxiety do so because of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The flash technique can help remove trauma from your life. It is part of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy process. A therapist will ask you to envision yourself in a safe place and then race or “flash” past trauma, returning to the safe location and hopefully erasing the experience of early trauma. This process takes place while using slow eye movements. 

Sensorimotor Resourcing

Trauma can lead to significant anxiety problems, including how you handle your relationship. Handling anxiety in a relationship is not simple, but it can be done using sensorimotor resourcing. If you have yet to process a trauma from your life, you will continue to experience it over and over again.

This type of therapy helps you realize how the body processes the emotions caused by a traumatic experience. You will then learn how to manage these feelings. The treatment designed for each patient will have a goal of preventing you from experiencing the trauma repeatedly for the rest of your life.

Struggling with Anxiety in Your Relationship? Seek Help from Marriage Couples Counseling Today

It’s not easy being in a relationship with someone who has anxiety. If you ignore the problem, it will only get worse. The sooner you seek counseling from the Marriage Couples Counseling team, the more likely you will be able to save your relationship. Don’t let anxiety dominate or control your relationship. Break free from the shackles of anxiety. Call our experienced and professional team today at (212) 673-4618 to schedule a consultation and begin your path to an anxiety-free relationship.

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    160 Bleecker Street, 9C East, New York, NY 10012
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