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Relationship anxiety watch

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    I'm 21 this year and have had anxiety for the past 6/7 years, mostly caused by my dad drinking throughout my childhood and a general negative atmosphere at home growing up. I'm pretty much on top of my anxiety now (and on meds currently), but relationships are still something that make me feel so panicky and sick again, and I can't get my head around it...The same thing seems to be happening over and over- I meet someone and become close to them really quickly and pour my all into spending time with them and talking to them, and then as soon as they open up to me about their feelings towards me I instantly feel myself shut off from them and not want to be involved anymore, no matter how much I liked them before. Sometimes when it happens I also get these thoughts that the relationship is one sided (me being more involved it in than them), or that they don't actually have any interest in me and it's just a joke to them and sometimes I just feel trapped and like everything is moving too fast. This has happened several times over the past few years, and I just have no explanation for it. It's become this running joke with my friends and family that I can't hold down a relationship.... it's annoying as hell lol Has anyone experienced anything like this at all?? Or even have any ideas why my brain keeps doing this to me

    It's totally normal I'd say. Ask him/her if u could take the relationship slow, and tell him/her about how your feeling about it and ask them how they're feeling about the relationship at the moment. Once they share what theyre feeling and everything about it'll put u at ease.
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