Whether you’ve just entered a new relationship or have been with your partner for a decade, there are things you should remember when he makes you jealous. No matter how much you love each other, you’re bound to hit shaky ground once in a while. You don’t want your emotions to cause you too much stress, which is why there are things to remember when he makes you jealous.
1. You Don’t Need Him
If he decides that another girl is worth more of his time than you are, forget about him. When he makes you jealous, you should remember that you don’t need him to survive. You were able to live life before you met him, and you can live life after losing him. Of course, jealousy isn’t always a reason to break-up. You have to judge each situation individually, and see what your best course of action is.
2. It's a Normal Feeling
Don’t let your partner make you feel guilty for feeling the way that you do. You have a right to feel jealous over the person you’re in a relationship with. Everyone has felt the way that you do at some point in time. Don’t think that you’re alone in your emotions. Grab any one of your friends, and they’ll understand how you feel.
3. He Might Not Mean It
Take a few seconds to really think about what your partner did to make you jealous. Did he simply talk to another girl? Did he accidentally run into his ex? Sometimes, you’ll be jealous over things that aren’t really his fault. If that’s the case, you can’t let your envy morph into unreasonable anger.
4. He Knows the Feeling
Whether you meant to or not, you've made your partner jealous before. It's not always intentional, and they've forgiven you, so you should do the same to them. Of course, there are exceptions, such as when they really overstep their boundaries. But if they committed a small lapse in judgement, try to forgive them, because they've done the same.
5. You're Angry Because You Care
Jealousy only occurs when you really care about someone. You don't want to lose them, which is why you're so upset by the way they're treating others. When you're fed up with your partner, remember that your anger stems from how much you love them.
6. He's Yours
You may be jealous over the pretty girl that works with your boyfriend, but at the end of the day, he's with you. If he wanted her, he could leave you and start a life with her. He's free to make his own choices, and isn't obligated to stay with you forever. If he's still around, it must be for a reason.
7. You’re a Prize
Jealousy is partially a result of our insecurities. The next time you feel jealous, remember just how amazing you are. Anyone would be lucky to have you, so your partner would be silly to leave you for someone else.
Sometimes, your jealousy is warranted, and you may have to end a relationship over it. Other times, remembering these seven things can calm you down, and keep your relationship stable. Are you a very jealous person? How do you usually handle your feelings: Do you talk it over with your partner, or do you bottle everything up inside?