Jealousy Rears it’s Ugly Head.

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!

Link: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22399/jealousy-is-ruining-your-relationship-heres-how-to-stop.html

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2 Comments

  1. I really liked your article. I thought it was really insight. I think most of the time we don’t think that there is anything wrong with being jealous, but really it is easy for it to turn into a really unhealthy obsession. I agree that it comes from insecurity in some aspect of your life, I think people really need to take control of that and channel it into a positive rather than a negative like jealousy.

  2. I really liked this topic because jealousy is everywhere, especially college. What I liked even more was how you didn’t just post the article for everyone to read, but you posted what you liked about the reading to catch everyones attention. I feel that a lot of people need to read this article, and what really caught my interest was the last paragraph that you posted about the article. “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”

    I strongly agree with that. With the right people surrounded around you, you can get through anything. Positivity is was you need the most in the this state of mind to help lift you up.

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