How to control your jealousy
“To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.” – Joan Didion
Jealousy in relationships is a tough emotion to control. However, a great place to start is recognizing that you are jealous and acknowledging your emotions. It can be painful to acknowledge jealous feelings as it may make you feel embarrassed and ashamed.
Take a step back and take a good look at yourself, your relationship, and the overall situation. Identify what exactly led you to start feeling jealous and insecure in the relationship. Is it something that you need to work on yourself? Or is it something that your partner has done that has led you to feel like this? This will enable you to come to terms with your emotions, address them and work on them.
By becoming aware of your feelings, you will become more understanding and accepting of your partner.
Sit down and have a deep, open conversation with your partner. Share all that you are feeling and understand what they are going through due to your irrational behavior. Start rebuilding trust in the relationship and focus on the love and respect you have for each other instead of feelings of insecurity and jealousy.
Where there’s love, there’s no jealousy
“What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.” – Peter Deunov
In a loving relationship, there is no space for insecurity, possessiveness, and jealousy. Overcoming jealousy in a relationship will take a lot of time, effort, and patience from both partners. It will also require a lot of love, mutual admiration, and commitment from both of you to turn around the toxic effects of jealousy and build a healthy, happy, and thriving relationship.