9 Tips for Dealing With Separation Anxiety in Relationship

As the date of Nathan’s departure grew closer, I found myself feeling  that same familiar panic. That lingering anxiety and sadness about being  apart from each other was still there.

Let’s talk about managing relationship-related separation anxiety in adults, and how to make the most of extended separations.

Know that the separation is temporary

No matter how long you and your loved one have to be apart, it is  super helpful to remind yourself of the temporary nature of the  separation. It. Will. End.

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Don’t suffer alone with your separation anxiety fears. This is a great  opportunity to open up to your partner about your feelings.

Let your partner know how you feel

Lean into the discomfort, it’s ok

The point of these tips is not to help you avoid all of those feelings, but to healthily deal with them and work through them.

To alleviate separation anxiety symptoms in adults—or even just general anxiety—physical activity can be crucial.

Keep active, both mentally and physically


Talk about your communication plans beforehand

One issue that might be contributing to your relationship separation anxiety is not having a firm communication plan.

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