Jealousy within a relationship is usually defined as “possessiveness or any sense of ownership over a partner.” Some people experience jealousy and some don’t, which raises the question, is jealousy natural? For some people, if you care about someone, you care if he or she shows signs of interest in others. These people view a lack of jealousy as a deficiency in the relationship. For others, even those in open or polyamorous relationships, sexual jealousy isn’t an issue. Relationship experts have many conflicting theories about jealousy ranging from individual expectations to self-esteem issues. In the end, the ultimate expert is your own experience.
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