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How To Tame Jealousy

Updated: Feb 8

Paula Gurnett, C.C.C. January 7, 2024

Jealousy can be tough to handle, but there are steps you can take to manage it:

  1. Recognize Your Triggers:  Understand what situations or thoughts trigger your jealousy. Identifying these triggers can help you anticipate and manage your reactions.

  2. Communicate:  Talk openly with your partner or the person involved. Share your feelings without blaming or accusing them. Honest communication can alleviate misunderstandings.

  3. Build Trust:  Work on building trust in your relationship and within yourself. Trust is the foundation that can help minimize jealousy. Focus on the positive aspects of your relationship rather than dwelling on suspicions.

  4. Address Insecurities:  Jealousy often stems from insecurities. Work on boosting your self-esteem and confidence. Engage in healthy activities that make you feel good about yourself.

  5. Practice Gratitude:  Appreciate what you have rather than focusing on what you don't. Cultivating gratitude can shift your perspective away from feelings of jealousy.

  6. Seek Support:  Sometimes, seeking guidance from a therapist or counsellor can be beneficial. They can offer strategies tailored to your situation and help you work through underlying issues.

  7. Mindfulness and Self-Care:  Practice mindfulness techniques or meditation to stay present and manage your emotions. Taking care of yourself physically and mentally is crucial in handling jealousy.

Remember, overcoming jealousy takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself throughout the process, and celebrate small victories along the way.

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