I just don’t trust other men, or I just don’t trust your friends.” The subtext is “I don’t trust you to handle those things.” It’s a very poor foundation for a relationship. I know some people who like to make their partners a little jealous to get their attention.
Some partners get turned on when their significant others flirt with other people.
They see it as proof that the jealous person cares about them. Love is built on trust; it can never be built on the doubts that fuel jealousy.
Even when it is couched in phrases like “I trust you.
And how do we address and overcome these unwanted jealous feelings before turning into Glenn Close in Jealousy usually comes from feelings of insecurity.
We don't feel good about ourselves, so we worry that other people have the same low opinion of us.
If we are turned on by jealousy (and the anger it can generate), we have to question why danger is so arousing. Psychologically that is because it involves two kinds of reward: positive (the sex itself) and negative (the end of the anxiety that the anger/argument caused).
” Some people exhibit jealous behaviors and project these feelings because they are not happy in the relationship.
But jealousy within a relationship is the absolute worst for all its ugly suspicion, anxiety, and feelings of inferiority.
These sensibilities are toxic to the people we love and, maybe worse, to ourselves.
What is it that makes you question whether the relationship your SO has with that coworker you always hear about is really platonic?
Why do we want to look through other people's cellphones or emails?