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How can I stop being jealous?

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caroline18 Mon 21-Mar-05 09:40:20

I have only recently realised how jealous a person i am. If i dont try to do something about it is going to wreak my relationship with my partner and it is driving me insane an him. Can anyone please give me some advice or tips on how to control it.

thanks
caroline18

caroline18 Mon 21-Mar-05 11:26:23

It is really making me feel depressed.
Mp says I am ill and is telling other people I am ill which is not very nice. Then I have people phoning me asking me if i am the jealous type? telling me i should go on antidepressants with my answer being i am not the one with the problem or am i? We have kids and it is not fair to them and for them to get upset.
Some advice please
Thanks c18

mummytosteven Mon 21-Mar-05 11:28:11

what sort of things are happening/does your partner object to?

from what you've said it's not clear whether it is actually you with the problem - just that they way your partner seems to be talking behind your back makes me wonder about him.

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 07:50:33

his attitude changed towards me his tone when i said this he said i was ill and needed help.
he came back from overseas from a project he was working on and showed me show photos but forgot to show me the other ones on the other disk of some girls well this totally cheesed me off and i said to him he said it was the girls that worked in hotel. i started thinking things. then our daughter show me a photo of one of the girls that had been sitting around the table on his phone well i went mad he said it had been the waiter trying out his new phone, he said i was ill and told people, i had one of his friends wife phone me up and ask me if i were the jealous type bearing in mind i never met this woman or talked to her ever before and told me i should go and see a doctor for some antidepressants i told her i wasnt going to see any doctor for the way he was with me.
i just find it hard to believe him i am reading too much into things he is very convincing

lovemummy Tue 22-Mar-05 08:33:40

Hi Caroline,having just read your thread it rang bells with me.I am currently having therapy, CBT which challenges the way you think.I was on anti depressants but decided to come off them as they made me feel numb.
When you said you were not going to take anti depressants for the way he was with you really struck a chrod with me as i feel my dh and in laws have the problem not me,it's how they treat me that causes me to think the way i do.
Does he not realise his actions are'nt helping they are only fuelling your worries.I go through things in my head over and over and think "is it me" am i mad? am i unreasonable and I don't think i am.
Do you have family or in laws nearby to talk to?
My parents died a few years ago and in laws unwilling to support me or talk about it.
My therapist is my only point of relief to discuss this
How old are your children?
Believe me it's not you going mad i think other people have to take responsibility in how they make other people feel and think.
You need support with this.
If he believes you are ill then he should sit down and find out what your fears are and try to put your mind at rest.

ggglimpopo Tue 22-Mar-05 08:43:08

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piffle Tue 22-Mar-05 08:52:41

I used to be extremely jealous and insecure, but this all ended when I met dp
He is simply so trustworthy and open and honest - it doesn't occur
so while it can be a trait which needs and responds to therapy in its more severe kind, it also depends on your entire relationship.
The scenario you've given would have pissed me off too!

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 09:01:21

hi all
I told him how i was feeling he told me that my head was making me feel this way way and he could not stop me thinking like this because he didnt know what to do but he was the one that behaviour to me was a little different he told me aunt i wasnt well i feel let down that he cannot support me and but these thoughts out of my head he told me that he would never do anything to hurt me but said if i ask him outright he would leave so i dont know where that leaves me that made matters worse to me i have 3 kids 13, 5, 2
years old.
he has got really cockey and confident which makes me feel worse about me

munz Tue 22-Mar-05 09:02:10

well i'm not particually jelouse althou I do like to know which girls my DH is talking to, it's not that I mind, it's just i'd rather he be upfront about a girl at work than try to hide it from me, he seems to understand this and in turn I do the same about men in work. I think it's very unfair of what ur DP is doing to you. sound's like he's the one with the bigger problem here, have there been any instances on either side like this b4?

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 09:02:20

oh when i mention photo on phone he deleted it

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 09:03:11

no other instances

munz Tue 22-Mar-05 09:09:44

what do u mean if u asked him outright?

SleepyJess Tue 22-Mar-05 09:14:40

Caroline, I think he is trying to make you think you have a problem and is succeeding. I am wondering what his motives are.. what he might be trying hide (if anything). Maybe you are the 'jealous type'.. so? So are a great many of us, to some degree, when it comes our other halves..and an even higher percentage would have a few qualms about pics on mobiles with very iffy explanations!

And what's this about if you ask him outright he will leave? Ask him what..? If he is messing you around or to leave?? If it's the former he sounds like he is covering himself from all angles so as to not give you a leg to stand on and are 'powerless'.. and if its the latter... it sounds as if he is trying to make you responsilble for any negative outcome in the relationship.. (ie.. "She told me to leave... so I left!"

Another worrying tactic.. telling your friends/family that you are ill!!! That's the oldest trick in the book isn't it.. setting the scene for what he will later describe as you 'irrational behaviour'. And as for getting a woman who don't even know to phone you up and question you about your 'behaviour'.. , that's downright cruel..why would SHE even be willing to do this??! This would make me livid..and want to know what the hell was going on!.. I would not be able to contain myself over this and he would have to stick his ultimatums!

I don't think this situation is 'because you have a problem with jealousy'.. I think HE is causing this for reasons of his own. (Sorry if I'm wrong.. just don't like seeing people being manipulated.)

ggglimpopo Tue 22-Mar-05 09:19:09

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munz Tue 22-Mar-05 09:21:56

er, sleepy jess has pretty much said what I was skirting around! i'm with her on it.

if it was my Dh thou i'd be crafty in asking the questions, only because if I ask him stuff outright he goes on the defensive so I say things like u'd never cheat on me would you, or such and such has been talking about a new girl in work, what's she like sort of thing, keeps it all casual but I get the answers i want without direct confrontation.

HappyDaddy Tue 22-Mar-05 11:10:15

Hope you don't mind a man's point of view. To me, it sounds distinctly like he's hiding something and the way he's acting shows this. You are right to be worried but, about what he's doing not you. You sound completely fine. Is he usually the "stronger" of you, two? Does he usually make the family's decisions?

kama Tue 22-Mar-05 11:12:54

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caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:21:14

He makes some of the decisions but i always have a input with this project i am not involved, he asked me what a could contributed to the project?When hes having a bad day i dont push him to one side. he has gone back over seas again but the week he was at home didnt spent 10mins having a cup of tea with me.i do try to be crafty in asking questions but he says my head playing tricks on me.The question i couldnt bring myself to ask was did he sleep with someone else? He sais if i ask him the question he would walk out the door.

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:21:30

He makes some of the decisions but i always have a input with this project i am not involved, he asked me what a could contributed to the project?When hes having a bad day i dont push him to one side. he has gone back over seas again but the week he was at home didnt spent 10mins having a cup of tea with me.i do try to be crafty in asking questions but he says my head playing tricks on me.The question i couldnt bring myself to ask was did he sleep with someone else? He sais if i ask him the question he would walk out the door.

HappyDaddy Tue 22-Mar-05 11:23:38

Caroline, I'm afraid if he hadn't slept with someone he wouldn't threaten to leave. HE can't cope with YOU asking HIM questions, cos he knows he's guilty.
You can't go on like this, it's not fair on you or your child.

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:24:29

oh yes another thing he has never worn chains or rings in his time with me which is 15 years and bought himself new ring and chain.

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:26:01

you know when you just get that gut feeling something doesnt add up this was how i felt when he phoned me something wasnt right

TheVillageIdiot Tue 22-Mar-05 11:29:28

sorry but this all sounds very odd - who is the woman who asked if you were ill?

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:30:58

i get from him would never do this to hurt you and the kids but there is always a first time. my head at the minute feels as if it is ready to explode and the night we had the arguement which i was in a right state he said ive some tablets out there i bring them in if you want to take them i said wouldnt give him the satisfaction in doing that to me
hope spelling is right

caroline18 Tue 22-Mar-05 11:31:50

the woman is the wife of my patners best friend w

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