Jealousy is sneaky and can creep into even the happiest relationships. But fear not, my dear friends! As a relationship coach, I’m here to help you overcome jealousy and keep your love thriving. Here are five fun ways to beat the green-eyed jealousy monster and live happily ever after:
1. Play the Comparison Game… with YOURSELF!
Instead of comparing your relationship to others, focus on your own journey. Think about how far you and your partner have come and celebrate your progress together. This will help you appreciate what you have and not feel like you’re missing out on anything.*(comparisons of any kind are never helpful and subtly change your viewpoint from what you have to what you don’t)
2. Focus on the Positive
When jealousy rears its ugly head, try to focus on the overwhelming good things you have in your relationship. Think about the things you love about your partner, and remind yourself of the happy times you’ve shared together. This will help you shift your mindset from jealousy to gratitude. Someone else’s good was not made to fit and benefit you so its really an exercise in futility!
3. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
Don’t keep your jealousy bottled up inside. Talk to your partner about how you’re feeling and why. This will help you get to the root of the issue, make them aware and allow the two of you to come up with a solution together and create a united front if the issues surface again.
4. Practice Self-Care
Sometimes jealousy can stem from our own insecurities. Take care of yourself by practicing self-care activities like yoga, meditation, or getting a massage. Work to identify your own, ‘non-negotiable’ self care practices so you continue to focus on meeting your own fundamental needs. This will help you feel more confident and secure in yourself and your relationship.
5. Appreciate Your Own Worth
Remember that you are worthy of love and respect. Don’t let jealousy make you feel otherwise. Focus on building your self-esteem and self-worth by identifying and staying in-touch with your own unique qualities that attracted your partner in the first place. , You can trust that your partner loves and values you for who you are.
Five ways to beat jealousy and keep your relationship strong. Remember, every relationship is different, so don’t be afraid to step outside your own box and try new things and find what works best for you and your partner. We’re in this together!!
Until next time. Remember, happily ever after doesn’t just happen, it’s on purpose.