142: Jealousy In The Modern Relationship

Jealousy is a common feeling that many of us have or will experience. With the pervasive use of the internet flooding our brains with sexual images, past lovers and other temptations, jealousy is an important issue to address in relationships. Learn how to deal with your own or your partner’s jealousy in today’s episode.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the difference between emotional and sexual jealousy and how each sex may experience them differently.
  • How to talk about jealousy with your partner.
  • The importance of ‘striking when the iron is cold’ when communicating about sensitive relationship issues.
  • Online emotional infidelity and how it can hurt your relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Suzanne Degges-White is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a licensed counselor and has experience working with couples and families dealing with concerns related to communication difficulties, developmental transitions, addiction, and abuse. Suzanne’s academic research explores transitions and development over the lifespan with a strong focus on intimate family relationships and friendships. Her Lifetime Connections blog on PsychologyToday.com explores relationships in families and friendscapes.

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