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Sickly jealousy: 10 common signs of extremely jealous people

Sickly jealousy: 10 common signs of extremely jealous people

May 6, 2021

Relationships are often complicated. At the beginning of the engagement, everything is rosy, the chemists of falling in love are in full celebration and we feel invaded by positive feelings. However, and depending on some circumstances that we will try to explain, it is common to see how many couples degrade and even break down due to the most common problem: jealousy .

What is jealousy?

In the field of couple relationships, jealousy are feelings of insecurity and anguish that invade one or both members of a sentimental couple when there are a series of situations. This negative feeling can arise when they feel that the love of the other is in danger, or when they notice with fear that they stop being the center of attention of the loved one.


By extension, all interpersonal relationships can be affected by jealousy . We can find examples of situations of jealousy that occur even in adult life: "my mom spends more time with my sister, she has always been the favorite" or "my best friend invited another person out, being me her best friend".

As we see, not all jealousy comes from sentimental couples, but it is true that it is much more common between boyfriends . In fact, jealousy is a recurring problem in psychological counseling partner.

The side effects of jealousy (and how to deal with them)

Situations like this can happen much more frequently than we imagine, generating feelings of anger, irritability and rivalry between the parties involved. Sometimes we use erroneous ways to reinforce our sense of worth, and we also present a certain difficulty to accept the presence of other sources of gratifications (which are not us) in the life of that loved one. They are elements that can generate the breeding ground necessary for jealousy to arise .


However, these situations are usually, in most cases, resolved without major complications, because it is assumed that in adult ages have developed a series of emotional tools that allow to channel these unpleasant feelings towards more adaptive responses. Most people are able to relativize this feeling and put it in context, but there are other people who, for one reason or another, are invaded by the feeling of discomfort that jealousy causes, without being able to control it.

The good side of jealousy

It is worth mentioning that, on occasion, jealousy can be useful . Is this possible? Yes, because in certain situations jealousy can allow us to turn on an alert in our mind in case we are living in real situations that require a series of actions that guarantee the stability of the relationship with that loved one. For example, jealousy can be a sign that something is happening, and that maybe there is a third person who is really getting involved in our love relationship.


Jealousy would thus be an advantage when it comes to making certain reasonable doubts are present in our decision making and do not make us act blindly for the love or affection we feel towards the other person. However, it should be noted that jealousy alone does not guarantee that we will judge what happens to us in a rational way: for that, other capacities are needed.

When are they harmful?

Are jealousies potentially harmful to our emotional well-being? In general, these feelings are manifested in an uncontrolled way, they are irrational, without objective foundation and therefore, harmful . These are the Sickly jealousies, those that can really end interpersonal relationships, and those that suppose a problem for the psychological well-being of the person who suffers them.

Regrettably, There is the mistaken belief that when a person feels jealousy for their loved one, it is because they love him very much . This is a blunder that can generate dangerous dynamics and worsen the situation. In fact, it is easy to hear phrases like: "If you feel jealous for yourself, it is because you are very much in love". This type of conception about jealousy can be a bad start for a relationship, because the love of a couple should be sown in freedom to allow both members to grow and flourish; jealousy only suffocates the relationship, to the point of making it unbearable.

The signs that warn us that someone is jealous

Next they appear the most frequent symptoms that indicate us that we are before someone who suffers sickly jealousy . However, it is important to emphasize the fact that people who experience these feelings coexist with a lot of pain most of their days.

Jealousy is a serious problem that may require the intervention of a mental health professional.Generally, people recognize their problems for themselves, but they find it extremely difficult to recognize them before others and, consequently, refuse to receive help. This can prevent them from getting out of the negative spiral.

10 signs and symptoms manifested by jealous people

  • Check the phone number of their relatives (couple, family) constantly, and also their personal accounts (Facebook, e-mail ...).
  • They distrust coworkers , both men and women.
  • They do not see with good eyes that their partners carry out personal activities pleasurable
  • They suppose that their partners make up and put on makeup to like to other people.
  • They carefully check their partners' clothes looking for brands or smells from other people.
  • They assume that personal purchases made by their partners are gifts towards other people.
  • They deprive their partners of enjoying spaces with other people , even if they have the opportunity to accompany them.
  • Criticize, humiliate, scold and devalue constantly to their partners.
  • They usually have a rude attitude and arrogant.
  • They ridicule their partners in front of other people.

The need to overcome this problem

People who experience jealousy in a too high degree feel fear, anguish, sadness, stress, and even body pain due to their distrust. They may even feel uneasy about life.

But it is necessary to insist that jealousy problems can be overcome Going to an appropriate professional. This emotional situation can be corrected.


10 Early Signs of a Toxic Relationship (May 2021).


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