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How To Stop Being Jealous

Overcome Jealousy and Forge Stronger Relationships: A Reading List for Personal Growth
by The Blinkist Team | May 3 2024

Jealousy can often feel like a forbidden emotion, one that can strain the very ties that bind us to our loved ones. But what if we could understand its roots, work through it, and emerge with stronger, more fulfilling relationships?

This curated selection of books offers insights into the complex nature of jealousy and provides guidance on how to navigate it. For anyone looking to dismantle the green-eyed monster and build deeper connections, these reads are essential.

9 Must-Read Books to stop being jealous

1. Mating in Captivity

In a culture where romantic love is often tied to possessiveness, Esther Perel’s “Mating in Captivity” challenges readers to rethink jealousy within intimacy. Perel, a renowned therapist, explores the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire, and how modern couples can find balance. This book is a must-read for those who want to maintain passion while fostering a secure, non-jealous environment at home. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 24 minutes.

2. Games People Play

Flirting is often a subtle game of give-and-take, and this book will help you understand the psychological dynamics at play. Learn to recognize and navigate the various “games” people engage in, giving you a significant edge in the art of seduction. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 17 minutes.

3. Sex at Dawn

“Sex at Dawn” takes you on a journey through the prehistoric origins of human sexuality to debunk many modern social constructs that contribute to jealousy. Ryan and Jethá’s provocative analysis suggests that our ancestors may have been more sexually liberated and egalitarian than we are today. Understanding this could be the key to freeing ourselves from the chains of jealousy. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 22 minutes.

4. The State of Affairs

Perel returns with “The State of Affairs,” a deep dive into the taboo subject of infidelity. This book doesn’t justify or condemn, but rather seeks to understand why people cheat and how couples can recover from betrayal. It’s a particularly poignant read for those struggling with jealousy following a partner’s affair, offering pathways to healing and forgiveness. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 22 minutes.

5. The Four Noble Truths of Love

Susan Piver applies the timeless wisdom of Buddhism to contemporary relationships in “The Four Noble Truths of Love.” Piver presents jealousy not as a flaw, but as an opportunity for growth. Readers will learn how to use their emotional reactions as a starting point for deepening their love and compassion. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 23 minutes.

6.Daring to Trust

In “Daring to Trust,” David Richo addresses the issue of trust, the foundation upon which jealousy either grows or fades. Richo offers practical advice on how to develop trust in oneself and others, an essential step for anyone looking to overcome jealousy and cultivate healthy, lasting relationships. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 12 minutes.

7. The All or Nothing Marriage

Eli J. Finkel’s “The All or Nothing Marriage” explores how expectations of marriage have evolved over time. Finkel argues that understanding these expectations can help couples navigate jealousy and build more satisfying partnerships. The book is a guide for modern couples seeking to find personal fulfillment in their union. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 15 minutes.

8. Opening Up

“Opening Up” by Tristan Taormino is a comprehensive guide to non-monogamous relationships, which often confront jealousy head-on. Whether you’re interested in exploring open relationships or simply want to understand how trust operates in different contexts, this book offers valuable insights. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 23 minutes.

9. The Moral Animal

Robert Wright’s “The Moral Animal” delves into the evolutionary underpinnings of human behavior, including jealousy. By examining the science behind our emotions, Wright helps readers understand the natural origins of jealousy and how to manage it in the context of modern relationships. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 19 minutes.

Jealousy doesn’t have to be a relationship-ender. With the insights from these thought-provoking books, you can learn to navigate your feelings and foster healthier, happier connections. And remember, if time is not on your side, Blinkist provides 15-minute summaries called “Blinks” for each of these essential reads. Take the first step towards overcoming jealousy today by diving into a “Blink” and unlocking the wisdom you need to thrive in your relationships.

And if you’re short on time, remember that Blinkist has got your back with concise summaries of these books, allowing you to absorb the essential insights and put them into practice immediately.

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