Jealousy in a relationship can kill off romance very quickly. Although some women find jealousy very enjoyable at first, these behaviors can gradually turn into a serious problem. Dealing with a jealous partner is very difficult and frustrating, especially if you develop abuse or try to control your life. This jealousy may be the result of a previous confidence issue, fear of loneliness or a lack of self-confidence.
Here are some great tips for dealing with a jealous partner:
Talk to him about his fears
If you are really upset about your partner’s jealousy, ask him to sit down and talk about it. Openly express your concern about this unfounded jealousy and ask him what causes the jealousy. Don’t try to minimize the impact of his actions on you to fix the problem, nor do you try to belittle your partner’s fears and anxieties to force him to submit.
Don’t be defensive
Don’t get defensive right away if your partner accuses you of something. First, assess the situation and the response appropriately. Being defensive will only increase your partner’s anxiety. Instead, we recommend that you handle the situation calmly and reassure your partner about your commitment to the relationship.
Easier said than done. Of course, your partner should control their feelings of jealousy, and you should help him do this. You can deal with your partner’s jealousy more easily if you understand his concerns.
Boundaries are essential in any type of relationship. Knowing what pleases you, what scares you, and how you want to be treated in certain situations is a good thing and protects you from getting into many troubles later on. For a healthy relationship, explicitly clarify to your partner these boundaries and explain to him how important they are to you, and also mention the lines that are not supposed to be crossed.
Make him feel special
Let your partner feel special and flood him with extra affection. Not only will this reassure them that you love him, but it will also help calm him down. His fears may not make sense to you, but showing compassion can go a long way to helping your partner let go of unexplained negative feelings.
But of course, there is a difference between general jealousy and verbal and physical abuse in a relationship. If your partner’s unhealthy jealousy forces you to cut ties with your friends or family members, and if he doesn’t trust you enough to go out alone with other people, if this relationship is stifling you, then it’s time to seek help or end the relationship altogether.