Need help dealing with anxiety in a new relationship?

Relationship Questions and AdviceCategory: QuestionsNeed help dealing with anxiety in a new relationship?
Sally Smith asked 8 months ago

I am currently in a relationship, which is at this stage long distance but will be together again soon. I have had issues with anxiety for a very long time, and this made my previous relationship (5 years ago) extremely difficult. I absolutely love and respect my current boyfriend and absolutely do not want to make any of those same mistakes. However, at times I feel myself getting slightly anxious over little things (such as him not replying for a significant amount of time), but this isn t the problem. I know he loves me, and that we are both so right for each other. However, I then overthink this anxiety, in that I might be on the verge of making the same mistakes as the previous relationship. I am doing my best to be aware of my feelings, and have not let these feelings affect the way that I relate to him. I just really do not want to let myself down in the future. Can you help me with any methods I can use to control these feelings?