Relationship Anxiety: Intuition, Gut Feeling, or Fear?
Do you ever get a gut feeling about something? Maybe it’s the sense that something is wrong with your partner or that they’re not honest with you. Or maybe it’s just the idea that you don’t like someone for no apparent reason.
This can be confusing and stressful, especially if this feeling comes up often in your life. If this sounds like you, there are some things to think about before assuming what you’re experiencing is intuition or anxiety.
Intuition is often defined as a gut feeling or a “sixth sense.”
But what exactly does that mean? First and foremost, intuition is not something you can define with logic or reason. It’s more of an inner voice that asks questions, makes connections between things, and brings up ideas in your head that seem contrary to what’s happening on the surface. Intuition can give you feelings about someone’s behavior towards you without knowing why—and it often feels like this person is wrong for you even though nothing concrete has happened yet (or maybe even ever) to show them as such.
You might also find yourself questioning things about your partner that don’t make sense logically but feel authentic when you think about them more deeply over time (like how they treat others or even how much attention they pay towards themselves).
Intuition is a vague sense that we can’t quite explain. It’s defined as a “gut feeling” or “sixth sense,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an emotion or feeling. Intuition is more of a non-verbal knowing, where you get an idea from somewhere inside yourself without being able to explain it.
For example, you may intuitively sense that something terrible is about to happen even though there are no apparent signs of why this might be the case. A person might feel like they’re going to meet their soulmate when they’ve met someone who turns out not to be suitable for them—that would count as intuition too!
What is Relationship anxiety?
Relationship anxiety is a feeling of unease about a romantic partner. It could be defined as having a gut feeling about something being wrong with your partner or you not liking something about them and not knowing why. Dr. Daniel Seigel coined the term relationship anxiety in his book Love & Intimacy: A Guide to Healthy Relationships, published in 2007.
Relationship anxiety can take many forms:
- You feel like something is wrong with your partner but don’t know how to express it or what it means
- Your intuition tells you that something isn’t right
- Your gut instinct tells you that something isn’t right, but you have no idea why
You feel like you’re being pulled in two different directions and don’t know how to get out of it.
You may also worry about things that are not a problem, such as whether or not your partner loves you as much as they say they do, what other people think about your relationship, whether or not they’re going to cheat on you, etc.
Intuition or Anxiety?
Some people believe that intuition is an advanced form of self-awareness/consciousness, while others believe it is divinely inspired and imbued in us by God.
When you experience intuition, it is your subconscious mind communicating with you. It can be a gut feeling that something is going to happen or a sixth sense of knowing someone is behind you without turning around. Intuition can also be divinely inspired and imbued in us by God.
On the other hand, anxiety can also be described as a “gut feeling,” but it’s the sensation of having butterflies in the stomach or feeling like there’s something wrong with your partner even when there isn’t.
Anxiety is an emotional state characterized by stress, dread, and uncertainty that we experience in response to a perceived threat. The threat itself may not be accurate (i.e., a person might have no reason to feel anxious), but their reaction is natural. Those suffering from this condition often change brain chemistry and hormones, making it difficult to cope with everyday stress and anxiety levels.
Anxiety is often treated with medication and/or therapy; however, many people find these treatments ineffective because they require a long-term commitment from both patient and therapist to work effectively towards healing goals set forth by either party involved in the process.
How to understand yourself?
However, anxiety is rarely accurate, and we often mistake it for intuition. Anxiety is a normal human emotion. It can be helpful in some situations, but it’s rarely accurate. Anxiety often masquerades as intuition or instinct and can lead us down destructive paths.
For example, when you’re going on a date and your gut tells you that something isn’t right with this person—that they’re not interested in getting to know you or that something about them makes them seem off—it could be anxiety telling you that. But more often than not, those feelings are based on fear rather than intuition; your anxiety might just be warning you away from someone who could be great for you!
Relationship Anxiety – Conclusion
Anxiety is a state of mind that can lead us to think we’re intuitive when we’re not. Intuition is the feeling of knowing something with certainty, while anxiety is more like a fear of what may happen in the future.
If you have an intuition, then act on it—but if it’s just anxiety, don’t let yourself worry about something that might never happen!