A psychology journal has a feature about people who are abnormally jealous in their relationships. The writer, a psychologist, argues that this type of person may be reacting to unresolved childhood issues, such as an indifferent or cold parent-child relationship. She asks readers who feel they may be jealous to review their childhood history, look at the types of persons she is attracted to, and try to find out what hurt her as a child. She has a link with a guide on how to get better from this destructive pattern of behavior.
- If you have hurt from your childhood you need a therapist not another relationship.
- If you are hurting you need to heal before you can have a healthy relationship.
- A jealous relationship is easily mistaken as love at first sight.
“Toxic jealousy becomes a dysfunctional way to get unmet, but very normal, childhood needs for affection and genuine care met in adulthood.”