Deal with Jealousy

How to Deal with Jealousy – When Your Ex Moves On

Dealing with jealousy after you see your ex moving on

It’s perfectly normal (and expected) to feel jealous when you see your ex moving on in life after a breakup. That said, there’s nothing quite as destructive and toxic as jealousy that is not handled correctly.


While it can be hard, try your best not to let your insecurities get in the way of making good decisions for yourself. If you find yourself obsessing over what your ex is doing instead of working on bettering yourself and/or staying true to who you are, it’s time for a reality check.


Evaluate how jealous you are being versus how reasonable your concerns are; do they actually line up?


Jealousy can be an ugly emotion, so what do you do when it strikes? How do you deal with jealousy, especially when you’re concerned that your ex may be moving on? Dealing with jealousy isn’t easy, but these steps can help.


Dealing with jealousy after the breakup

It’s normal to be jealous when your ex moves on, but that doesn’t mean you have to get caught up in unnecessary drama.


Try some of these strategies and tips for dealing with your feelings of jealousy while they’re still fresh. If you have any other suggestions or tips, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what works for you in the comments below!


Dealing with jealousy because you feel left out

If you\’re dealing with jealousy because you feel left out or overlooked, there are some important things you should remember. First of all, if your ex has moved on, it\’s natural for that to cause some jealousy.


And it\’s totally normal—but only up to a point. If your jealousy is eating away at your self-esteem and making it difficult for you to function normally in everyday life, then you might need help getting through it.


Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what\’s going on and take care of yourself before reaching out again (and causing more conflict) by taking things slow and giving your ex space as well.


What makes you jealous

It\’s natural to be curious about your ex after a breakup. You want to know what they\’re doing, who they\’re doing it with, and how often.


Why? Because you\’re still interested in them and see them as an option for your future happiness. This can quickly turn into an obsession where you spend more time trying to figure out who their new partner is than you do focusing on your own life (which doesn\’t seem like such a bad idea at first).


It’s important that you understand why it’s so important for them to move on if you don’t want to feel jealous. It all boils down our primal desire for survival – both as individuals and species.


See more: The Dos and Don’t of Communicating with Your Ex


Dealing with feelings of insecurity

It can be tough to deal with feelings of jealousy when you see your ex moving on. You may feel angry or disrespected, or have trouble understanding why they need space or time away from you.


All of these are normal feelings, but it’s important not to let them get in your way. In fact, trying to over-compensate for those feelings might cause you more harm than good—so it’s best if you just let things happen as they do.