Theres no denying it – anxiety can affect your love life. Thats why its important to be upfront with your partner and take the time to prepare them for possible scenarios. Talking about it allows them to support you when you need it, and helps them understand you and your disorder.
Should I tell my partner I have anxiety?
Theres no rule on when you have to tell someone youre struggling with your mental health. Thats regardless of whether youve been together for a couple of weeks or a couple of years.
Should I tell my date about my anxiety?
Get it out in the open When you first start dating someone, you have to decide how much to disclose about your anxiety. Since many people have experienced an anxiety episode, telling your date could be a bonding moment, according to McDowell. Or you might decide to not share with your date, which is also totally OK.
Why do I have dating anxiety?
One of the reasons people may not disclose more about themselves is for fear of being judged. The threat of negative evaluation from others–such as being negatively perceived by your date–is the root of social anxiety, and is exacerbated in a dating setting.