“Often in the beginning, we may find ourselves constantly asking, ‘where do I stand?’ or ‘I’m monogamous, but is he or she?’ Those internal questions cause more anxiety and racing thoughts.”
It follows that time and communication can help ease the symptoms, says McManus. Once the relationship is established, many of the anxious feelings tend to fade away.
Jeremi McManus is a Relationship Coach, Psychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.