“I think of jealousy as ‘angry, agitated worry,’ and as such we can use a wide range of CBT techniques to cope with these intrusive thoughts. Drawing on the work by Adrian Wells—Metacognitive Therapy—we can think of intrusive thoughts as ‘just thoughts,’ telemarketing calls, background noise, or clouds in the sky that pass by. Detached mindfulness can help in disengaging and observing rather than struggling with these thoughts.” If you want to read more about CBT for romantic jealousy, click here.

CBT for romantic jealousy