Possessive behavior is not healthy for any relationship.
After you ascertain what triggers your feelings of jealousy, you must examine your past.
It is important to understand why certain actions or words touch tender places of vulnerability in your heart.
If you're prone to dating self-involved, emotionally unavailable cheaters, you're not alone.
Often called bad boys in their youth, that nomenclature changes when they grow into men who behave terribly (@ssholes, cads, dogs, [email protected], exes).
Note that I've never been happier to be single.
What they found was that the grandiose narcissists rarely used jealousy to bolster low self-esteem (they already had plenty). Vulnerable narcissists on the other hand were less calculating and more prone to use jealousy in reactive ways out of insecurity.She is a birth doula, hospital chaplai, and author of "Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula."In her article for Psychology Today, clinical psychologist Lisa Firestone aptly defines jealousy as an "overwhelming, possessed state of suspicion." This state of mind can add a great deal of unnecessary stress and tension to your relationship.If you constantly get a knot in your stomach when your significant other spends time with others and fearful and worrisome thoughts of betrayal tend to flood your mind, it will serve you to overcome your jealous emotions.We're glad that science sets its scrutinous sights on things that are detrimental to our well-being: heart disease, diabetes, muffin tops, jerks.Medical research has now confirmed that jealousy plays a large role in the romantic playbook of the textbook narcissist (and those are pretty rare by the way – only 1 to 2 percent of the population qualify although we all show traits, however subtle).Although, side note: both sexes scored the same for vanity (#selfiesunday).