The Dos DO recognize you have an issue The first step to overcoming something irrational is, as always, to acknowledge that you have an issue. Awareness will enable you to accept that your jealousy is most likely unjustified and therefore easier to conquer. It is how you deal with your jealousy that dictates how the relationship will continue. Recognizing your irrationality towards normal situations will stand you in good stead to control your emotions. DO actually trust them Many people who are actually happy in their relationship, still get really jealous.
But his insane jealousy is going to tear us apart unless something changes. If he caught her chatting or joking with male neighbours or colleagues, he would assume right off she was having an affair. She had stopped seeing a really good male friend she'd known since childhood and he'd "banned" her from chatting to a year-old married man who lived next door. His jealousy was all-encompassing; from attractive male movie stars to male teachers of her young children.
Yet, jealousy is an inevitable emotion that pretty much every one of us will experience. It can be frightening to experience what happens when we allow our jealousy to overpower us or to shape the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. So, why are we so jealous? Unsurprisingly, studies have shown that increased jealousy correlates with lower self-esteem.
And you find yourself feeling bitter and angry often, she said. One of the most common types of jealousy is romantic jealousy, she said. Social networking sites — such as Facebook — also can trigger jealousy. Insecurity often underlies jealousy. But more on that later.