I wasn’t always such a cool cucumber. I used to freak out whenever a text went unanswered for more than 5 minutes. I used to feel my heart race every time I got an email from a colleague, boss, or even family member.
I tried everything out there to try and calm my relationship anxiety. I went to therapy, did meditation, broke up with friends, traded boyfriends in one after the other. None of it solved the problem - inevitably I’d find myself once again staring at my phone, willing it to ring as the stress and anxiety coursed through my body.
It wasn’t until I discovered how to hack my brain to resolve relationship anxiety that I was able to change my desperate need for reassurance and validation 24/7.