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!
When jealousy becomes unhealthy it also becomes destructive. Love is not jealous and possessive!
True love means that you want the best for the other person, not what is best for you. It would be selfish.
Of course, you can be a little envious when your partner goes out with other people or is having a fun time without you.
But you’re aware that you both deserve some independence and space.
You literally forbid your partner to go out, meet his friends and have fun without you.
You think that you should do everything together.
You wonder what he is doing when he is not around you.
But you simply miss him and wish you could be together.
You are obsessed with checking where he is and what he is doing, for example, by calling or texting him all the time.
You become angry when you don’t know all the details from his day and what he was doing without you.
Sometimes you even follow him behaving like a detective!
You feel slightly uncomfortable when he is friendly with other girls.
However, you know that he can still have friends no matter what their sex is. You trust him knowing that he only loves you.
You believe that everyone your partner talks to is a danger for your relationship.
You think that he cheats on you if he is friendly with some other girl.
In your opinion, he can wear what he wants and you shouldn’t criticize his choices.
But of course, you don’t want him to receive unwanted attention.