Dear Dr. Warren,

I am hoping you are able to help me. I have never really had a problem fulfilling females and meeting on times, but after about four weeks or two, I find myself personally becoming jealous of other men, also it just gets worse from that point. To start with she’s going to consider it is type of lovable, but it turns out to be a proper problem. A lady I really enjoyed lately dumped me on it, and it threw me personally because I was thinking we’d a great thing heading. In your experience, is jealousy something can go out in time making use of correct individual, or perhaps is it just my personal character is in this way?
John in Tewksbury, MA


Dear John,

Thank-you for the excellent concern. To begin with, i do want to commend you for identifying a conduct in your self that you’ve seen has effects on your interactions adversely. Second, I also would you like to guarantee you that jealousy is an activity possible run so it doesn’t have in the future between you and somebody you have got powerful thoughts for.

Basically, jealousy is a damaging emotion that appear in a variety of kinds of situations. If it happens in intimate interactions and is directed toward others who communicate with your spouse, it signals a fear about shedding your partner to a possible opponent. That worry can often be grounded on some type of insecurity you have about yourself in relation to the object of one’s jealousy. Getting jealous of whom your partner connects with can be a sign of insecurity.

John, the initial step to overcoming envy should comprehend your very own motivations, so I would like you to have some time for you remember the way you look at yourself—both good attributes and not-so-good attributes.

Initially consider carefully your best attributes in addition to places in your life that you will be most pleased with. On your own finest time if you decided to explain the the majority of good attributes, what would you say? Often it is a good idea to additionally ask an in depth buddies or friends how they look at you, also, because they tends to be a good way to obtain more objective information. Whether it assists, take to generating a list.

Up coming, i really want you to take into account the insecurities which you have about yourself plus life. It can be difficult to evaluate these correctly, but it’s crucial that you know that jealousy begins 1st with an overly bad self-judgment. This bad wisdom is then compared to a perception of some other who you judge getting better than you for some reason. These «better-than/less-than» reviews result in the many harm to you yourself prior to starting to damage the relationships with others.

Whenever jealous views become envious behaviors interactions tend to be harmed. It may begin as a cold shoulder or dirty looks, but quickly escalates and erupts in bad remarks and accusations toward your spouse by herself, despite the fact that she has completed no problem. By misjudging your partner’s connection fidelity or stability, you might be inadvertently disrespecting the lady. In healthier connections, both associates prefer to get with the mate—it is a choice—and count on is the connect that helps them to stay collectively and helps to keep destructive envy from the image.

The very next time you happen to be faced with a predicament by which envious emotions toward another man begin to arise, i really want you to accomplish the following:



Jealousy is definitely something you can conquer to enable you to commence to take pleasure in happier plus romantic connections with women. Remember that while few would argue that nothing is like the convenience of knowing the lover «belongs» to us, the truth is we «belong» to each other—by choice. Jealous conduct can also be a choice, but it is certainly control. By taking measures to get over jealousy in your relationships, you’ll throw in the towel the requirement to control your companion in order to meet your personal worry, and you’ll also free yourself through the all-consuming grip of jealousy that settings you.

Let us know the manner in which you carry out.

Dr. Neil Clark Warren