— How to Deal With Jealousy In Your Marriage
Good day YouTube, Brad Browning here… welcome to another of my marriage saving advice videos. This time around, I’ll be talking about jealousy, and how to control jealousy in your relationship. This is a huge topic that definitely can’t be covered fully in a single video, so I’m just going to scratch the surface and give you some key tips for dealing with jealousy.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that jealousy is an issue for many, many married couples. In fact, a recent study of Canadian marriage counselors found that one third of all couples who attended counseling cited jealousy as a primary cause of their marriage problems.
So, clearly, jealousy is a major problem for a lot of married couples. Let’s talk about some ways you can keep jealousy issues in check and avoid it from damaging your marriage.
Before we jump into that, though, I want to explain the difference between normal, healthy jealousy — the kind of benign jealousy that’s present in almost every romantic relationship — and unhealthy jealousy, which is often irrational and highly toxic to a marriage.
Healthy jealousy stems from a sincere care and commitment to a relationship. This is the kind of completely natural jealousy that we all suffer from occasionally… and it’s not something you should be worried about. Recognize that it’s perfectly normal to feel a jolt of jealousy when you see your partner laughing and enjoying a conversation with someone of the opposite sex… we feel these kind of emotions because we’re invested in the relationship with our partners, and we are essentially ‘guarding our territory’.
It’s when people begin to act on these emotions, or when jealousy becomes irrational, that things move into the ‘unhealthy’ sphere. Irrational jealousy is more serious and tends to be a chronic issue that can erode the fabric of a marriage. If your marriage is on a downhill slide as a result of jealousy problems, please visit my website, www.MarriageGuy.com, and watch the free presentation on the homepage. In it, I reveal some little-known facts about marriage and offer some tips on how to begin re-building a healthier, happier marriage… one free of jealousy that will stand the test of time. Again, the URL to watch that free video is MarriageGuy.com.
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