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Write it down
Write your suspicions about the relationship on paper or in a journal. Evaluate these thoughts as objectively as possible to prevent emotional confusion. Realistically challenge the reasons for the jealousy.
Reflect on patterns
Reflect on patterns of your own personal behavior and your level of self-esteem rather than always focusing on your partner's life. Identify whether you're both putting equal and honest effort into the relationship.
Consider prior experience
Consider whether prior relationship experience or your history with an ex were characterized by similar issues of possessiveness, prompting a general mistrust for any partner in a similar relationship.
Talk to someone
Talk to someone, friend or professional, to learn whether they have gone through a similar time in their life. A therapist can provide an unbiased view.
Refuse to compare
Refuse to compare personal traits or worth with others and deny the compelling urge to envy and resent anyone. Jealousy can indicate dissatisfaction with something in ourselves. Instead of giving in, seek peace and acceptance.
Break out of the negativity and exercise, read, and cool down before having a confrontation. Practice rational thinking in a quiet place and overcome the need to blame.
Confront the partner openly about apprehensions and ask directly about suspicions. Agree to new rules on behavior for both you and your partner to avert more incidents and establish a foundation of trust.