The Danger of Insecurity Plus Control

Season 1, Episode 8


Some relationships are suffocated by the persistence of jealous emotions. When jealousy is prominent, the initiator is inevitably controlling, angry, and insecure…traits that are hardly conducive to relationship success. The recipient of jealousy can feel trapped, invalidated, and misunderstood – hardly the qualities that lead to happiness. If jealousy is not thwarted, the relationship is bound to flame out.

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Something to Think about

In this episode, we established that:

  • Jealousy is a cross between anger and insecurity.
  • The heavy use of control puts a relationship on a fast track to destruction.
  • You won’t really know if a person is committed if there is not a spirit of freedom in the relationship.

Let’s Talk

One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“If a relationship is defined by large doses of jealousy, what does that say about the participants?”

Les Carter, Ph. D.

Please share your thoughts below.

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