Jealousy is a reaction to a perceived threat–real or imagined–to a valued relationship or to its quality. For most people jealousy produces tremendous pain and distress that has the potential power to be destructive, evidenced by things like frequent accusations, suspicious behavior, or extreme controlling behavior. When jealousy is not addressed it can lead to distrust and anger, or even symptoms of anxiety.
Working with couples to reduce or eliminate the frequency of jealous thoughts and behaviors, while addressing the issues of negative feelings and controlling behavior, is a key in building a healthy relationship. Couples counseling can help restore feelings of trust and improve relationship satisfaction.
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