BJ'S BLOG 11/13/12 "Jealousy"
Yesterday I read a study about jealousy in relationships that really surprised me.
According to a survey done by Cupid online dating, 72% of women and 65% of men thought that having some jealousy was a good thing in a relationship.
They explained that by having a little bit of jealousy, it showed that their partner cared about them.
Steve made a great point; he said that if people want to see their partners get a little jealous, it just means that they’re not talking enough. If they took the time to tell each other, on a frequent basis, how much this person means to them, they wouldn’t have to rely on jealousy to know if the other person cares about them.
Steve was absolutely right; if we focused on positive attention instead of the negative attention that comes from jealousy, everyone’s relationships would be much better off.
Also, if it goes beyond just a little bit of jealousy and the person is accusing their partner of cheating, then they have two options, they can believe and accept their significant other when they say they’re not cheating or they can walk away because if you can’t trust them, what’s the point?
The key to a successful relationship is trust and communication, and if you don’t have those, then what are you doing in a relationship?