Mon, 18 July 2022
People often wonder, “Is jealousy healthy in a relationship?”
Here’s the short answer: It depends. Jealousy can be healthy when it signals that it’s time to draw your partner close in response to a real or imagined threat. This is a good thing that helps preserve and strengthen your relationship — but only if you’re able to handle jealousy in a self-aware, intentional way.
When jealousy gets out of control (particularly if it’s due to past relational trauma, rather than a current relational threat), it can be a destructive force that harms your relationship, your partner, and you.
In this episode, we’re talking about jealousy’s ancient roots, when it’s healthy and when it’s a problem, and how you can use feelings of jealousy to start important conversations, establish healthy boundaries, and strengthen your relationship.
Tune in for a discussion about:
[03:23] What is Romantic Jealousy?
[09:49] What Causes Jealousy in a Relationship?
[17:49] When Jealousy is Healthy
[23:56] What to Do When You’re Feeling Jealous
[41:56] When Jealousy Turns Abusive
[46:01] Learning from Your Jealousy
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Is_Jealousy_Healthy_in_a_relationship.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT