Since we feel threatened that our partner might find someone more attractive, we may activate jealousy as a way to cope with this danger.
We may believe that our jealousy will keep us from being surprised, help us defend our rights, and force our partner to give up interests elsewhere.
Jealousy was a way in which vital interests could be defended.
We believe that it is important to normalize jealousy as an emotion.
Telling people “You must be neurotic if you are jealous” or “You must have low self-esteem” will not work.
In fact, jealousy — in some cases — may reflect high self-esteem: “I won’t allow myself to be treated this way.” Jealousy may reflect your higher values.
If you're sick and tired of the crazy insecure jealousy woes and you've had enough drama for a lifetime, you're in luck!
Here are 7 steps you can take to get over your insecurities and stop the jealous drama.
Those emerging from serious relationships are often advised to avoid serious dating until their tumultuous emotions have calmed.
It makes it a lot easier to respond calmly when you have a plan. You can get over the jealousy woes, be the person you want to be, and have long-lasting, loving relationships.
Tamar Braxton says the triggers that led her estranged husband Vincent Herbert to a jail cell on Christmas day were alcohol and a case of jealousy.
We describe a step-by-step approach to helping people cope with their jealousy.
Let's look at what is going on when you are jealous, and how you can handle it. When we are jealous, we worry that our partner might find someone else more appealing, and we fear that he or she will reject us.
If a rebound were to occur, it will happen on average about six weeks after a break up.