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Sort out your love life with the relationship advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- An honest assessment of your relationship
- The courage to change things
Realize jealousy is normal
Realize that some jealousy in a relationship is perfectly normal. It only becomes destructive when it is an ongoing point of contention.
Assess your relationship
Figure out the driving force behind your jealousy. Are you afraid you might lose your partner to someone else? Or are you angry at being disrespected when they flirt with others?
Figure out the real problem
If fear of losing your partner is the problem, ask yourself if you're insecure because you have low self-esteem, or because you feel your partner is not as committed to the relationship as you are.
Work on yourself
If low self-esteem is the problem, work on building yours by using self-help books or working with a therapist.
Reevaluate your relationship
If you come to the conclusion that your anger and jealousy are well founded and rooted in your partner's disrespect and possible philandering, consider ending your relationship. You deserve a partner that makes you feel loved and treasured, not angry and mistrustful.