5 ways to NOT let jealousy ruin your relationship

Is envy a major issue in your relationship? Here are some ways to combat insecurity and jealousy with your partner.
5 ways to NOT let jealousy ruin your relationship5 ways to NOT let jealousy ruin your relationship
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“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other,” Robert A Heinlein wrote in his book Stranger in a Strange Land.
People in relationships often suffer from pangs of insecurity. If it turns into jealousy, it can suffocate a happy partnership and break the trust that was once intact. Feeling jealous is only human, but it is a destructive and intense emotion. Not just between lovers, possessiveness can become an issue among friends too. The trouble, however, erupts when the more domineering a person acts, the more his partner tries to free themselves out of their control.
If it is let to strain a relationship for a longer time, there is no space for two individuals to cherish each other’s company. Talking it out is the only solution and many times, instead of ignoring the signals, voicing your concern and listening to your partner’s needs can take your bond to the next level.
Here are the five things to do to battle jealousy and nurture your relationship:
Acknowledge your partner
Help each other understand and let go of any doubts in the other’s mind. Feeling insecure can hamper from expressing your thoughts freely. Put it aside and acknowledge the good things about them.
Understand the need for change
Both of you need variety in life and you must respect the other ones need to go out and spend time with their colleagues and friends.
Analyze the root cause
What is it that is making you or your partner jealous? Explore the cause and try to make them understand that it will not hamper your relationship in any way.
Convey your feelings
If you’re not feeling valued enough, it is important to tell your partner about it. Noticing what they do for you complimenting them is also essential.
Define your boundaries
Clarify what makes you feel insecure and ask your partner to respect the boundary without letting their state of freedom being hampered.
If nothing seems to be working out, therapy could be the answer to solve your issues. However, you need to sort it out to let yourself stay sane as François Duc de La Rochefoucauld once said, “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”

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