Jealousy. It is one of the leading reasons as to why some people find themselves in unhealthy relationships. Jealousy can be such a crippling emotion and really bring damage to a relationship. It can stem from insecurities within oneself, comparison to others, lack of trust within the relationship and in your partner and much more, all of which can really break your relationship if not addressed properly. No one is ever quick in admitting their insecurities or what’s been bothering them, but the longer you hold on to the negativity the more you are contributing to the problem.
Here is a something I read by Thai Nguyen that I found very insightful:
“A survey of therapists revealed that jealousy was the major problem in one-third of all clients seeking psychotherapy. Makes sense when you consider that it’s one of the most complex and intense human emotions. Born of a cocktail of frustration, suspicion, envy, and sadness, jealousy can tempt you into totally irrational behavior, which you, in a better state of mind, would never consider or condone.
At the core, jealousy stems from insecurity. Talking about insecurity is one of the most vulnerable things a person can do. It’s admitting to a belief that you are inadequate. It is never easy. But within a loving, supportive relationship, it will only ever change things for the better. On the other hand, if the issue of jealousy isn’t resolved, your relationship will inevitably fail.
Sometimes the cause of jealousy is not your partner but an internal experience you have not properly dealt with”.
Below is the link to the full article which talks more about jealousy and ways of addressing it. Enjoy!