Relationship Advice: How To Deal With A Jealous Partner
Jealousy is a relationship killer. It's destructive and it can emotionally drain both partners. Personally, I've been on the receiving and the giving end of the green-eyed monster. It's not fun.
If you are dealing with a jealous partner, nip it in the bud before it destroys your marriage/relationship.
Dr. Frank Gunzberg, who describes himself as a marriage-friendly psychologist, offers the following advice:
- He says that jealous people are in emotional pain, and you can help by understanding his/her pain and verbally expressing your empathy.
- Take an honest look at your own behavior to see if you are causing the jealousy.
- Help your partner open up to you and share his/her feelings.
- Be an active listener. Really hear what your partner is communicating to you.