A Guide for Navigating Jealousy With Your Partner

Set your intention individually, and as a couple

Talk about it when you’re not experiencing jealousy

Be curious, ask questions

Give your partner space

Listen, listen, listen

We have a foundational need to feel understood.

  • Give your partner the time to explain herself completely.
  • Listen for what she’s saying, and for what she’s feeling.
  • Ask questions until you fully understand.
  • Instead of responding, repeat back what you understand — a key to empathic listening.

Practice Empathic Listening

Ask, “anything else?”

Recognise that emotions are not rational, and that’s okay

If you get triggered, take a break

Revisit your intention

Where do we go from here?

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Professional Dev Coach. Mastermind Facilitator. Writing on leadership, emotional intelligence, authentic relationships http://bit.ly/eliseonlinkedin

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