Early feelings and fears can be carried into adult relationships. For example, were your parents ever jealous? Was there jealousy among your siblings?
The highly jealous person is often deeply afraid of being abandoned. Frequently this fear originated when they were a child and they felt neglected, abandoned or emotionally distant from one or both parents. These early feelings and fears can be carried into adult relationship.
In exploring these issues, therapy can help the individual, or couple, become more aware of some of the deeper themes underlying the surface feeling. Becoming aware of these deeper feelings, and feeling them rather than repressing them, can help reduce the jealousy and suspicion.
We will work collaboratively to facilitate strategies within you to manage your jealousy; recognising your own self-worth and establishing aspects of life that are not dependent on the opinion and/or attention of someone else. These are import ways of reducing jealous feelings. We will work mindfully to understand your feelings, sensations and thoughts prior to you becoming jealous in order to minimise the impact of your jealousy.