How to Deal with Jealousy
Welcome back to my playground, Lexual folx!
I have been waiting a WHILE to go over this super interesting topic with all of you: THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER! Yes, I'm talking about jealousy (no, this time it's not a weird sex euphemism)!
Jealousy affects all of us and can happen whether you're in a relationship or not. You can feel jealous of friends and siblings, of perfect strangers on the Internet... anyone can fall victim to jealous feelings.
This podcast addresses a lot of things regarding jealousy, namely, how to cope with jealousy when you're in a relationship — especially if you're in some form of a non-monogamous relationship or a polyamorous relationship.
I first met Kitty Chambliss, the founder of Loving Without Boundaries (which is an amazing podcast as well as a fantastic Facebook group that I've really been enjoying being a part of), at Southwest Love Fest in Tucson, Arizona.
I attended her workshop on Surviving Jealousy, and I loved it! I'm not by nature a jealous person, and in my non-monogamous relationship with my primary partner, I haven't (yet) encountered any feelings of jealousy. However, her workshop did teach me to become more empathetic when it came to my partners experiencing feelings of jealousy and communicating them to me.
Jealousy is a NORMAL feeling! We can all be prone to jealousy under certain circumstances and at different points in your life, and with different partners (if that's the case with you). No matter what kind of relationship you're in, jealousy can rear its ugly head and cause you to feel uncomfortable, angry, sad, insecure, and a whole mess of other emotions you'd rather not have to be confronted with.
Whether you're like me and don't really experience jealousy but want to learn more ways to be empathetic towards your partner(s), or you DO experience jealousy and want to learn strategies on how to cope with those feelings, give today's podcast a listen!
So if you're struggling with jealousy and finding it difficult to communicate those feelings to your partner(s), and want to know how you can successfully cope with jealousy and maintain a healthy relationship, this episode is for you!
We explore what jealousy is all about, and the healthy ways of coping with jealousy and being honest with your partner(s), no matter what kind of relationship you’re in. We talk about healthy strategies for coping with and expressing your jealousy constructively rather than destructively, how to manage your jealousy if/when it arises, and amazing techniques to help you live with persisting jealousy.
Just click the player above to listen to our discussion.