7 Ways to deal with jealousy

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How do you deal with jealousy?

You see them smiling at someone and you think that there’s something going on between the two of them and that your relationship is in danger. Even if they tell you, that the respective person is a newly found acquaintance, the heightening jealousy keeps you from believing them. They need to keep reassuring you of your importance to them. But they’d only put up with it for so long before concluding that you don’t trust them. This is what jealousy does to a relationship. It ruins one of the most important things required for a relationship; trust.

Even though jealousy comes naturally, it doesn’t harm you or your relationship as long as you keep it in check.

  1. Reassure your partner

If they’re jealous even when you see no reason for it, reassure them. Try to find out why exactly do they feel so, and then try to fix it. Don’t take it as a sign of lack of trust; instead think of it as their means of expressing the fear of losing you. Give them the attention they need and help them get over the jealousy. Don’t be offended by it, it’d only complicate things even further.

  1. Think from their perspective

Their being friendly with someone makes you jealous? Maybe next time you feel so, you should put yourself in their shoes and try and understand why they’re acting a certain way. You might come to the conclusion that when put in a similar situation, you’d be doing the exact same thing. This will help you deal with the jealousy before it becomes any worse, and not only that you’ll know how to fight it off every single time. Remember that your partner isn’t always looking for a way out of the relationship when they’re talking to or meeting someone. Learn to trust them.

  1. Reassure yourself

Have you been treating your partner wrong? Are you not invested in your relationship? Are you not in love with them anymore? Have they shown any decline of interest in you? If you have no as answer to all of these questions, then you probably have nothing to worry about! Stop feeling threatened by other people. If they wanted to be with someone else, they would be. But they want to be with you, don’t make them prove their feelings for you all the time. You’re worthy of loyalty, and unless you believe that, you’ll never be able to trust them completely.