I'm not sure if this is an ANT (I suspect it is), but I tend to worry far too much what other people (especially close friends and family) think of my partner (like 'is he too quiet', 'is he not being friendly enough'). Even if I tell myself this is not rational, I can't help but get stressed about it sometimes in social situations when we're all together. I think I have been like this with past relationships, which makes me think this is a problem within me and maybe related to social anxiety. Like fear of dissaproval? Or lack of confidence in my own choices. Even when so many people say positive things about my partner it only seems to relieve the negative thoughts short term.
Does anyone else ever experience this? It would be great if anyone has advice about how to stop this? It's ruining my relationship at the moment and that's not something I want to happen as I really think I've found a great guy.