When it comes to relationships, the most important piece of knowledge you must pocket and never, ever forget is that relationships require work. All of them. Even the ones that appear so perfect from the outside have their own brand of turmoil and drama behind closed doors. Especially if you want to make them last.
But relationships aren't just about effort and putting in the time to make them work, but also about how they make us feel about the relationship as a whole and how they make us feel about ourselves. Some relationships can take such a mental toll that they can even cause anxiety in people who might not usually suffer from anxiety.
Behavioral Scientist and Relationship Coach, Clarissa Silva, tells Bustle that the most common cause of this type of anxiety is insecurity about the future of the relationship. "Often times, anxiety escalates incrementally with minor experiences over time," Silva says. "Sometimes, we aren't even aware that it is the person that is the root cause of why the anxiety is occurring."
Is your relationship causing you anxiety? Maybe is it and maybe you're not even aware of it. Here are seven signs that your relationship just might be the root of your anxiety.