How To Deal With Possessive/Jealous Friends by Mikhaela ♡ - Musely
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How To Deal With Possessive/Jealous Friends

posted in Relationships
  • A jealous, possessive, or controlling person is a sign of an unhealthy relationship that will only cause problems for everyone involved.

    Sometimes the person could be a boyfriend/girlfriend or bestfriend, but no matter who it is, it isn't safe or good for your own well being.

  • One of the first things you can do is to try talk to them. Explain that you are finding they aren't being supportive as a friend should be, and that you think some space or talking would help.

    Now this isn't guaranteed to work, and you know the person better than I do, so you have to trust your judgement and approach the issue as you see fit. These are just ideas to get the ball rolling and help fix it.

  • Another thing to keep in mind is that even if you confront them, it may not help any, and could make it worse. You could suggest having some space and spending time with other people, and talk them through why you think it would be healthier for both of you.

    Not every person realizes they are being over-bearing and possessive, some people do it by nature so it's best to explain why you feel they are being that way.

  • Sometimes the cause for jealousy has to do with your other friends, or feeling excluded. But you have to remember that you need not feel bad and blame yourself for their behaviour and keep in mind that you're your own person.

    If they can't accept who your other friends are, it will make your friendship nearly impossible or very rocky with many fights.

  • I've dealt with this recently, and that is why I chose to share how I got through it with you all in case it helps. The girl who was being jealous and possessive is no longer my friend, based on my own choices and how I chose to deal with the problems.

    Remember that it's your choice and you are in control of handling the situation and you don't have to remain friends.


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