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Dealing With Jealousy In A Relationship
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Dealing With Jealousy In A Relationship

Tips for dealing with jealousy in your relationship

In a relationship there are always going to be challenges that come up. Each time these come to a head that doesn't mean you have to call it quits. For example, jealousy is something that anyone will have to deal with. In order for you to make things work, it's important to talk it out and make sure you know how to deal with your feelings. By following a few simple steps you will be better prepared for dealing with jealousy, no matter how long you have been dating.

Talk it out!

Communication is absolutely essential in a relationship, especially when it comes to jealousy. Don't confuse communication for attacking your partner and accusing them of cheating all the time. That is only going to push them away and make them want to call it quits. Communication means being able to talk about your relationship, how serious it is and how you are feeling. If you aren't able to do this freely, you probably shouldn't be dating. Talking about your relationship can actually make you have a stronger bond.

Don't accuse before you have the facts

If you truly think your partner is cheating on you, do not attack them. You need to have solid evidence or a suspicion you cannot put aside. Talk to them about this in a calm and rational manner. This is the adult thing to do and definitely a much better choice than starting a screaming match with them. If you freak out, they are going to freak out. Everyone has suspicions and ends up being jealous, so don't let your head pull tricks on you. Your partner really might be working late or having lunch with someone who is a friend. If you cannot approach the situation rationally, you need to take a step back and just calm down.

Build trust in your relationship

Building trust in your relationship is absolutely essential if you want to feel comfortable with your partner being out on their own. Whether it's for them going on a trip out of town or to the bar with their friends, you have to trust them. Set boundaries and discuss the way your relationship needs to be. This could mean calling before going out, texting when getting in after a long night out or other things that you are comfortable with. By setting rules you are going to have boundaries set in place that both of you are responsible for staying within. The more trust you have, the less these boundaries are going to be required.

Every single relationship is different, so don't feel like you have to be like everyone else. Find a healthy balance for you and your partner so the relationship can be fun, passionate and secure! Nobody wants to be in a jealous relationship where both people don't trust each other and can't talk about their feelings. If you want it to last, you need to work at it.


Street Talk

Ken, Thanks for an interesting article! After reading, I'm wondering. Jealousy probable destroys a lot of relationships, doesn't it? blessings, Cynthia

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  about 7 years ago

I had a huge issue in my first relationship about 30 years ago. It can be overwhelming. Thanks for the article Ken.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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  about 7 years ago
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