Jealousy can be a powerful and painful emotion, and it has the potential to destroy almost every relationship. Jealousy, if left unchecked, can cause a permanent schism between you and your partner, as well as have a bad impact on future relationships. Jealousy stems from uncertainty within oneself and a lack of confidence in one’s spouse. Envy and jealousy are, in reality, very similar. Jealousy, on the other hand, entails a sense of possessiveness and entitlement, whereas an envious person covets what another person has–their goods, positions, advantages, or who they are as a person. A jealous person clings to what they already have, generally their romantic partner, in order to prevent others from snatching this person away. Envy and jealousy may be quite damaging when they spiral out of control. It’s incredible how something that begins in our imagination may quickly spiral out of control and wreak such devastation. Jealousy grows in the same way as seeds, fertilizer, sun, and water grow in your garden. Recognize your negative stories and self-talk. Don’t exaggerate things by going over them in your head over and over. Imagine instead being able to accomplish everything that makes you joyful instead of having all of those unpleasant ideas and feelings rushing around within your head. You could also try your luck with the things that make you jealous. Think about the circus-like circumstances you’ve imagined about your relationship and what genuine evidence you have to back them up. Jealousy is devoid of logic and has no rhyme or reason. Examine your obsessive thoughts in relation to what you truly know or have observed. Replace your thoughts of conspiracy with real facts. Furthermore, simply because of jealousy, a minor dispute can create a big conflict. If your own insecurity or low self-esteem causes you to doubt yourself, you may start to wonder what your significant other sees in you. To be a complete and equal partner in a relationship, you must work on improving yourself as an individual.