A little bit of jealousy is common if you have strong feelings towards someone. But when jealousy goes overboard, it could have a bad effect on your relationship. How do you know if you or your partner is being obsessively jealous? There are a few tell-tale signs. They might get angry when you talk to other people or do things on your own, stalk you, demand your passwords to emails, check your SMS messages or listen in to your phone conversations, or constantly complain you’re not giving them enough attention.
Jealousy is a difficult trait to shake off, but possible, if you try. The first step is to realise that being jealous makes life difficult – for your partner as well as for you! After you’ve acknowledged that, it might be a good idea to share your concerns with your partner. Learn more about how to deal with jealousy in our Jealousy: top five facts.
Insecurities may also crop up in unequal relationships where one partner feels he or she gives more than the other. If you are feeling uneasy or unhappy in a relationship try to talk about it with your partner. Communication goes a long way in solving insecurities.