“Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve.” ~Percy B. Shelley
Jealousy is like poison to a relationship. It indicates a lack of trust and a surplus of insecurity.
Oftentimes, the jealous partner is with someone who is not trustworthy; however, that is not always the case. There are times when a person is simply insecure despite what their partner is (or is not) doing.
Are you certain that you can’t trust your mate, but you’re still there because you feel that you need proof? There are ways to find out once and for all. However, what will you do if you find out that your insecurity is unwarranted? Will you work on your own issues? Will you continue being jealous or possessive?
A relationship without trust is not much of a relationship at all. Find out if you can trust your mate and then make your choice. Choose to love or to leave. Choose to trust or to let go.
If you aren’t willing to risk heartache, you aren’t ready for love.