POPSUGAR Sex & CultureSource: What to Do When Your Guy Gets Jealous
Things can get more than a little complicated when the green monster makes its way into your relationship. Your guy feels jealous, you insist there's nothing to worry about, but he can't seem to get over it - sound familiar? Here's how to handle it:
- Consider the source. Put yourself in his shoes for a minute. Have you been acting a bit flirty with your coworker? Cozying up to one of his pals when you go out? Even if your actions have seemed harmless, take the time to step back and see why your guy may be feeling this way.
- Focus on the fix. If you're not careful, talking about the issue can quickly turn into a negative back-and-forth that goes nowhere. Rather than rehashing the problem again and again, steer the conversation toward action. Ask what you can do to ease his insecurities, and come up with a few small, simple acts that may help him feel better.
- Don't dish to your friends. When you fight with your guy,