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Anxiety in a Relationship

by Elise 2 years ago in dating
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The painful yet funny truth of it all

Anxiety in a Relationship
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Cuddling and watching a movie with my partner

Anxiety

This is nice.

Me:

Yeah, it is, don't ruin it!

Anxiety:

I never do…

But what do you think he's thinking about?

Me:

Probably the movie we're watching. Shh.

Anxiety:

But that main character looks an awful lot like his ex, do you think he sees that too?

Me:

No, she doesn't.

Actually, she does. 

Okay, now I can't stop thinking about it.

I doubt he notices though.

But he does seem overly interested in this movie.

Anxiety:

Say something.

Me:

Like what?

Anxiety:

Be upfront. Actually, no. Act really distant and cold. Stop cuddling him. Move away and sit over there.

(argument breaks out later that night over something unrelated)

---

During sex

Anxiety:

Why's he looking at you like that?

Me:

I think that's just the face he makes.

Anxiety:

Maybe he thinks you look weird from that angle. I mean look at those rolls you got. And did you shave everything? You probably missed a patch of hair.

Me:

Turns off the light

Anxiety:

Now he's going to think of someone else.

Me:

Like who?

Anxiety:

Probably that chick he was talking about the other day, the model.

Me:

Get's jealous and angry.

(another argument breaks out)

---

Having an insecure day

Anxiety:

Why hasn't he complimented you in so long? That's so weird.

Me:

I didn't even notice.

Anxiety:

You need to pay more attention. Maybe he's not attracted to you anymore.

Me:

You're right. He rarely compliments me anymore. What should I do?

Anxiety:

Don't say anything. Just be silent and cold. I can't believe this is happening to us!

Me:

I have a feeling he doesn't even like me.

Anxiety:

You know what, I think you're right. Remember that day last month when he didn't kiss you goodbye.

Me:

Oh, my god! You're right. Well, I guess he doesn't want to be with me. Maybe he's going to break up with me soon.

Anxiety:

Dump him first!

Me:

I'm going to have to.

---

Out on a date

Anxiety:

This is a really nice restaurant.

Me:

Yeah, he picked it out. He said the food here is amazing.

Anxiety:

What?

Me:

He said the-

Anxiety:

No, I understood that part but you do realize…

Me:

What?

Anxiety:

He's been here before. Do you not understand?

Me:

What are you talking about now?

Anxiety:

Hello, connect the dots! He's taken someone else here on a date.

Me:

Wow.

(argument breaks out and the date night is ruined)

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Partner is on his phone

Anxiety:

That's weird.

Me:

What?

Anxiety:

Have you not noticed? He's been on his phone this whole time.

Me:

So?

Anxiety:

Try and see what he's doing on there.

Me:

No! I trust him.

Anxiety:

Well, I don't.

Me:

I'm ignoring you now before you cause another argument.

Anxiety:

I bet he's looking at Instagram models accounts. What a perv!

Me:

As if.

Anxiety:

What happens if he's messaging that one girl, remember that girl who tried to hit on him a while back?

Me:

He wouldn't do that.

Anxiety:

You're right, he wouldn't waste his time.

Wait… Oh no! I know what he's doing.

Me:

I'm not listening.

Anxiety:

No, seriously. This is bad, listen to me!

Me:

No

Anxiety:

Fine, but you'll regret it later.

Me:

Doubt it.

Anxiety:

Okay, this one's on you.

Me:

Okay, fine! Tell me!

Anxiety:

He's looking at his ex's profile. I bet he misses being with her. I bet he's reading through old messages and reminiscing.

Me:

Tries to sneak a look.

No, he's just googling phones.

Anxiety:

Okay, good.

But…

Me:

What now?

Anxiety:

I bet he's going to buy another phone just so that he can message his ex.

Me:

That is ridiculous.

(argument breaks out once again)

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About the author

Elise

I love writing & reading poetry & fiction.

Grateful for those who read and support me.

Charm & Tarot Readings Available on Esty, Weebly & Fiverr https://linktr.ee/Plutonian_Tarot

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