Jealousy is one of the most common documented issues in therapy. Jealousy is found everywhere, from pet ownership to serious relationships. There are many things that can affect jealousy, from certain attachment styles to self-esteem. It is critical to normalize jealousy because it is experienced by all humans. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is not to eliminate jealousy, but rather, find ways of incorporating jealousy into a healthy life. Research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy for romantic jealousy can be effective if the right approach is taken. Jealousy stems from a sense that things matter, which is an important concept in a relationship. Rather than ignoring it, cognitive behavioral therapy recognizes the need to incorporate it into a healthy relationship.
- Jealousy in relationships typically involves three parties, with one outside party seen as a threat.
- In general, Jealousy is part of human nature, used as a way to deter any potential threats.
- Research shows that the more invested a person is in a relationship, the more jealousy they may hold.
“Thus, males are more likely to feel threatened by sexual infidelity, while females are more likely than males to feel threatened by emotional closeness.”