How to Handle Jealousy between Spouses

Jealousy between spouses really isn’t the best for any marriage and as such should be avoided at all cost.

In any marriage, once either spouse starts feeling jealous over their partner then something is definitely not right.

In the first instance why should anybody give room for jealousy?

If you say you love me and I say I love you, why should you do things to make me jealous? I don’t think it’s fair or do you?

Jealousy can come in two ways; it’s either it is a deliberate act by one partner or it happens unintentionally.

Whichever the case, it can be handled by just following some easy steps.

Jealousy between spouses can be handled by:

Being open:

The only reason anybody would be jealous is if they are not aware of what is going on around them.

If couples hide things from each other, there is bound to be jealousy amongst them.

One of the ways to handle jealousy between spouses is to be open as much as possible with each other.

If you really love your spouse, try as much as possible to not keep things from each other.

Build trust:

One of the strongest foundations in any relationship is trust. So if trust is lacking in your marriage, jealousy will surely creep in.

If you notice signs of jealousy in your marriage, then it is the right time to work on building trust.

From the look of things, trust is far from the two of you so work on ways to start trusting your partner.

Jealousy between spouses can cause a lot of trouble in your home if you don’t stop it now.

Trust starts from first knowing all you can about your partner and also being able to admit that there is a problem in your marriage. If you can do this, then there is a glimmer of hope for the two of you.

Talk about it:

How to Handle Jealousy between Spouses

If you are jealous about some things you see your spouse do, then don’t keep quiet but talk to him or her about it.

It’s only when you talk about it that you’ll know if your actions are justified.

Sometimes you might feel jealous unnecessarily which might make your spouse angry with you so I think it’s best to clear the air with your spouse to avoid further or future troubles.

Do not hold any grudge within you but share your feelings and free yourself from any doubt.

If you do not know how to go about talking to your spouse, start by asking questions. Questions lead to more questions and ultimately to the answers you’re looking for.

Reaffirm your love for your spouse:

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There are so many things that makes one jealous so if you feel you have given your partner reasons to be jealous then work on reaffirming the love you have for him or her.

To bridge the gap in your marriage, the love in your marriage needs to be rekindled.

Showing your spouse you still love him or her will go a long way in making him or her trust you better.

Do away with what people say:

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One thing that can aggravate jealousy is the things people say about you. Most times, what you hear may not really be true because I have come to realize that people exaggerate a lot.

So if you give in to what people discuss about you then the rate of jealousy will surely increase.

Rather than leaning on what others say, learn to lean on your spouse.

No man is hundred percent perfect but endeavour to give one the benefit of the doubt.

I see jealousy between spouses as an evil that couples ought to run away from.

Rather than giving yourself headache all the time, learn to trust, forgive and live your life happily with your spouse.

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