Don’t Succumb to Jealousy – Marriage Goals
Nearly every married person experiences the occasional bout of jealousy, and there is nothing wrong with that. It is natural to feel protective over your partner and marriage.
Jealousy becomes a problem when it starts to reach irrational levels and hinder you from reaching your marriage goals. When it starts to take an emotional toll on you and cause strife in the marriage, that’s when you know that you’re starting to succumb to it.
Why Am I Jealous?
Before trying to figure out how to fix a marriage that has been destroyed by jealousy, you need to know why that jealousy exists in the first place. This will require quite a bit of soul searching.
Jealousy is often a symptom of a deeper issue such as insecurity and low self esteem. It can also be caused by the fear of losing your spouse or past hurt. Knowing where the jealousy is coming from helps you to curb it.
Overcoming Jealousy in Marriage
One of the best ways of overcoming jealousy is by healing yourself. If your jealousy stems from past hurt, you need to realize that pain has nothing to do with your spouse and stop punishing your spouse for it. On the other hand, if it is a result of deep-seated insecurities and low self esteem, developing a greater sense of self-worth can make all the difference.
However, trusting your partner is the only true antidote to irrational jealousy. When you completely trust your wife or husband, jealousy has not foothold in your marriage. When you are no longer afraid that your spouse will be unfaithful to you or leave you, you can enjoy a happier and more stable marriage.
Irrational jealousy can cause a lot of relationship issues, so it should be curbed as soon as it rears its ugly head. Don’t wait until it starts causing strife between you and your partner and affecting your marriage goals.