Jealousy is a part of any romantic relationship. Most people have experienced jealousy at some point in their relationships. There are reasons you're getting jealous. You feel insecure; you seem to lost trust in your boyfriend or girlfriend, and you’ve anxiety of some kind. Jealousy acts as a signal that something in the relationship has gone wrong. Uncontrollable or frequent jealousy, if left unchecked can destroy a relationship.
Therefore, you need to get rid of your jealousy, the sooner, the better. Here are five ways for tackling and eliminating the jealousy when you’re in a relationship:
1. Boost Your Confidence
At first, begin with your physical confidence. If you’ve been self-deprecating your body or your physical appearance, do everything possible to love it. Implement the changes that will help you to feel positive about yourself. Then, list all the positive things about you. Ask yourself what value do you bring to a relationship, and what are your most special qualities that you don’t see in other people.
2. Think Positively
Let be honest about one thing; practicing positive thinking can seem superficial and not genuine. This can make the whole concept of thinking positively challenging because it does not come naturally or feels real. However, do it anyway and feel your emotions and thoughts. If you’ve negative thoughts, change them into positive ones. Practice affirmations. Do whatever necessary to keep your thinking positive.
3. Practice Gratitude
Start every day focusing on everything you’re grateful for. Keep a journal and write down about all those grateful things in your life and people that you are thankful for. Stand in front of the mirror and say about all the things you’re thankful for loudly.
Meditate on gratitude and about the people, the things and situations you’re grateful for in your life. Practice doing this in the morning and well as in the evening. Stop comparing yourself to others negatively, or wishing that you too could have something that they’ve, or telling yourself that your boyfriend or girlfriend will enjoy their company than yours, and so on and so forth. Instead, be grateful for those things you already have in your life.
4. Keep Yourself Engaged In Therapy, Coaching, And Personal Development Activities
Keep yourself involved in therapy, coaching, and personal development activities that will help you to resolve anything from your past that is adversely affecting your self-esteem, confidence, your relationship, and your daily life. Continue developing and working on yourself to be the best version of you.
5. Set Aside Some Time To Connect With Your Partner Each Day
Kiss your partner when your wake in the morning and while going to bed at night. Hold your partner’s hand at breakfast. Don’t forget to kiss them when you leave for work in the morning and come home in the evening. And make sure to engage in big hugs whenever you both feel it.
Cuddle with each other while you’re in bed for a few minutes, or while watching your favorite TV series or a movie. If you are in a long-distance relationship, make sure to call or Skype each day or leave each other video messages. Just ensure that you’re doing something that helps both of you to be connected every day. This doesn’t only for long distance couples, but also for people who are in normal relationships.