Jealously, it’s natural, comes easily and for some of us is a very powerful emotion. Jealousy isn’t wrong, in fact your partner might be worried if you didn’t exhibit just the teeny-tiniest bit of it now and then…you know, just to show you care. But jealousy can overwhelm us and be a relationship killer if left to grow unchecked. Constant jealousy in a relationship is like a slow acting poison. It’s not the greatest thing for your mental health, either. Jealousy is rooted in insecurity, so feel better about yourself and your love by using these tips.
Heal your wounds. If you have been abandoned or cheated on previously, you may still be sore from the experience. Forgive and move on. Let go of the past before it ruins your relationship.
Trust yourself. Many times jealousy stems from your own disbelief that you can chose a reliable and trustworthy partner.
Stop comparing yourself to others. You'll never feel like you measure up if you're constantly picking yourself apart.
Focus on what is, and not what could be. Jealousy is often the fear of something that hasn't even happened. You have no foundation for these thoughts other than your insecurities. Stay present in your relationship instead of worrying about hypothetical situations.
Trust your partner. If you constantly fear that your partner will leave or cheat, you will drive away the person you love. Jealousy makes you controlling and unattractive. Stop jealousy in your relationship by giving your mate the benefit of the doubt.