Dealing with a jealous partner may not be something that you notice at first because, chances are, it’s masked as something „sweeter“ to start. And while it may not seem like that big of a deal if your partner has jealous tendencies, the National Domestic Violence Hotline lists jealousy as a warning sign of domestic violence. Although that doesn’t mean that every jealous person will become abusive, it does mean that jealousy is an unhealthy trait in a relationship and something you should keep an eye on.
If you have a feeling that you may be dealing with a jealous partner but aren’t quite sure if their actions fit the bill, here are 11 subtle signs you should look out for.
They check up on you 24/7.
When you’re not spending time with your partner, it’s nice to send or receive a sweet text asking how their day is going, right? Well, author and certified dating/relationship coach Jonathan Bennett said if they’re sending those messages all the time, then you may need to be worried.
„If your partner is only ‚concerned; about you when you’re around other people, it could be a sign of jealousy rather than genuine worry,“ he told INSIDER. „This could involve ‚checking up‘ on you through texts and calls when you’re out with friends or at a work function, usually in the name of ‚making sure you’re OK“
There’s always an issue if you want to do something without them.
If you’re used to spending the majority or all of your time with your partner, it may feel like separating from them — even for a second — can be unbearable. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s impossible or not even enjoyable. According to Bennett though, if your partner makes a big deal when you try to do your own thing, it’s definitely a sign of jealousy.
„It’s normal for couples to spend time apart and have separate hobbies,“ Bennett said. „If your partner takes issue with your time away from him or her – no matter what the reason given – it could indicate jealousy. He or she might be afraid you’ll meet someone else when you’re away.“
They’ve begun to question every friendship you have.
Relationships should be built off of trust and if your partner takes issues with the friendships you have, you should take that as a red flag to jealousy.
„Jealous people often worry that you want to date one of your friends,“ Bennett told INSIDER. „So, they try to limit your social circle. If your partner tries to pressure you into ignoring friends or ‚cleaning up‘ your social media followers, it could indicate jealousy.“
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