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Published 2018-09-13
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Differences between healthy and unhealthy jealousy in a relationship

Jealousy is an inevitable part of every relationship. If you are not jealous of your partner, it just means that you don’t care about them and that they could walk away and you wouldn’t bother. However, sometimes it’s just too much of jealousy and it’s so unhealthy and intense, that it literally destroys the bond, creating unwanted chaos and tension. You are no longer in a loving relationship full of trust and acceptance, it simply becomes toxic! Check out what is normal and what should be treated as a red flag!

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When jealousy becomes unhealthy it also becomes destructive. Love is not jealous and possessive!

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True love means that you want the best for the other person, not what is best for you. It would be selfish.

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Healthy

Of course, you can be a little envious when your partner goes out with other people or is having a fun time without you.

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But you’re aware that you both deserve some independence and space.

Unhealthy

Unhealthy

You literally forbid your partner to go out, meet his friends and have fun without you.

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You think that you should do everything together.

Healthy

Healthy

You wonder what he is doing when he is not around you.

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But you simply miss him and wish you could be together.

Unhealthy

Unhealthy

You are obsessed with checking where he is and what he is doing, for example, by calling or texting him all the time.

Unhealthy 1

You become angry when you don’t know all the details from his day and what he was doing without you.

Unhealthy 2

Sometimes you even follow him behaving like a detective!

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Healthy

You feel slightly uncomfortable when he is friendly with other girls.

Healthy

However, you know that he can still have friends no matter what their sex is. You trust him knowing that he only loves you.

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Unhealthy

You believe that everyone your partner talks to is a danger for your relationship.

Unhealthy

You think that he cheats on you if he is friendly with some other girl.

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Healthy

In your opinion, he can wear what he wants and you shouldn’t criticize his choices.

Healthy

But of course, you don’t want him to receive unwanted attention.

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Unhealthy

You control what he wears and become angry seeing some of his clothes.

Unhealthy

You don’t want other girls to look at him with desire.

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