Relationships are not perfect but you can do something to keep it healthy and alive. Aside from love and respect, you also need to control your jealousy. Jealousy is a normal thing for couples but it can destroy the relationship if you fail to address it. Jealousy springs from many things but it is usually a sign of intense insecurity and fear of losing the one you care about. Aside from that, jealousy can be attributed to misunderstanding and lack of communication.
Relationship disintegrates because of jealousy and getting rid of it is not that easy. You should stop to evaluate your relationship. If you notice that jealousy is the common ingredient for the past few months, it is time to consider the following things to lessen the misunderstanding and the rift:
Know the story
This means listening to your partner when they are trying to explain something that you are jealous about. Your jealousy is sometimes based on instinct and feelings. If your partner tries to explain, you should at least hear the facts before freaking out or judging them.
This also means communicating. If you feel something troubling or unsettling, you should talk about it with your partner. If you don’t talk about it, it will eventually build up causing an outburst of jealousy. Communicating will make things easier and faster.
Understand the story
There are times that you cannot fully understand your partner but you can at least try to be aware of the situation and imagine what it feels like. Your partner will surely appreciate this.
Always say the words
Reassurances can work magic. By saying something positive to your partner, you can assure them of how you feel. It is also important to always say or show affections and gestures.