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I’m Dating a Person Who is Frequently Jealous of Me. What Can We do About it?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSometimes jealousy is intentionally provoked and the cause is obvious. Jealousy, however, can also occur in situations where there seems to be little basis for it. Where there is a frequent and strong manifestation of the emotion of jealousy, the real cause is usually the inadequacy and insecurity of the person with those feelings.

Some jealous people have excellent qualities — gentleness, sensitivity, graciousness, for example — and yet they are very insecure because of the problems from their background. If you yourself are secure and are willing to make a commitment to help such a person, through patience and open communication you can possibly help rebuild that person’s sense of security and thereby reduce his or her jealousy.

Taken from The Teenage Q&A Book, pg. 154