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How to Overcome Jealousy in a Relationship

It is natural to feel jealous if you are in an intimate relationship and to a certain extent, jealousy in relationships is inevitable. Sometimes, it is okay to feel jealous because it may add a little excitement and zest to the relationship.

Today, more than ever before, people are afraid of being rejected, not accepted, not being loved and worry about losing people they care for. These feelings of loss are natural. Yet, when thoughts of jealousy are extreme, they result in insecurities. But, what do you do when jealousy becomes more frequent and overwhelming?

Don’t Pretend or Hide Your Feeling.

The feeling of jealousy is not the real problem. The real problem starts when you start acting on that jealousy till it consumes you. You need to understand that your partner lives and interacts with the world around and it contains people of gender that they sexually prefer, but that does not mean they will cheat on you with them. There is a reason you are in an intimate relationship with your partner. Next time you feel jealous, accept the feelings.

Be Calm and Stay Vulnerable.

George R.R. said, “The more people you love, the weaker you are.” It is not easy to open up your heart to your partner, but you need to accept what is beyond your control and trust yourself to deal with the unknown. Remember, it is a choice to love your partner and you are in a relationship because you made that decision.

Express Your Jealousy in a Soft Way.

If you feel the ways of your partner are making you jealous, you can express how you feel and talk to them maturely. Let you partner understand that you trust them, but you cannot control your feelings and want them to consider how you feel.

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Heal Your Wounds.

You might have been hurt before, and they might have cheated on you, but you need to move beyond your past and realise that you are in a new relationship. Understanding what causes your jealousy is important for your personal growth and for maintaining healthy relationship.

Trust Yourself and Your Partner.

If you really want to have a happy and healthy relationship, you need to trust your partner. Also, you have to trust yourself that you have the ability to love deeply and without regrets. Make a promise to yourself that, your love will act like the anchor that will prevent your relationship from floating away.

Finally, jealousy is destructive and serves as a poison in intimate relationships. So, follow the steps above and you will be in a better position to control yourself.

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