Do you need to learn how to stop being a jealous boyfriend before you lose the woman you love? While women want to know that their man is protective of them and that he's a little jealous, there does come a point where a little jealousy becomes too much and can destroy a relationship. How do you know where the line is and how do you know when you've crossed it?
- Remember that your current girlfriend isn't your ex. If you've been burned badly in the past by a cheating wife or girlfriend, you may have a hard time trusting your current partner. Has your new girlfriend ever done anything that gave you reason to doubt her fidelity? If not, it's time for you to stop being a jealous boyfriend and remember that all women aren't alike. Just because one cheated on you doesn't mean that this one will.
- Work on your own feelings of self worth. Many times, it's hard to stop acting like a jealous boyfriend because you feel like you aren't good enough for your girlfriend. Do you ever wonder why a girl as pretty or as smart as her would want to be with a schmuck like you? It's time to put those feelings aside. If she's with you, it's because she sees the good in you. You need to start seeing it, too, or it's not going to be enough to keep her. Insecurity is a big turn-off.
- Talk to your girlfriend about your feelings. It can be difficult to discuss and you definitely don't want her to feel like you think she's actually cheating on you. Tell her that you know your feelings of jealousy are your problem, not hers. Let her know that you want to move past it and that you're trying to learn how to stop being a jealous boyfriend. If she understands where your feelings are coming from and that you're working on the problem, you just might be able to save your relationship.
- Seek counseling. If you've tried everything else and can't stop being a jealous boyfriend, it can help you to talk to a counselor, whether it's a trusted advisor, a member of the clergy or a professional therapist. It takes courage to work through feelings of betrayal or low self worth and there are people who can help you. Don't let your jealousy ruin your relationship or your life.