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How can jealousy and insecurity affect my relationship?

Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed
Psychology
Jealousy due to insecurity about yourself works this way: Your partner goes to work or online or to hang out with friends and your brain starts to spin with thoughts about how they’ll find someone better than you, someone who’s prettier, skinnier, smarter, saner, sexier, with longer legs, longer hair, bigger boobs, and who doesn’t have any emotional baggage.

If this sounds familiar, know this: Doubting your worth will make your partner doubt your worth. Knowing your worth will make them know your worth.

The cliché about not being able to love anyone until you love yourself is painfully true. Those who can’t love themselves are the most in need of love, but their own self-doubt acts as a wedge between themselves and the connection they crave.

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