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Question by  MasterofZelda (19)

What are the signs of pathological jealousy?


Answer by  Heloise (397)

I would say the difference between ordinary jealousy and the pathological kind is whether there is any just cause. If your partner is openly flirting with someone else, it might be reasonable to feel jealous. But if you falsely suspect them of meeting people for sex every time you can't see them, it might be termed pathological.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

When somebody constantly runs you down and makes your life miserable. You cannot have a life of your own to be able to push forward. When you go out to work the person is watching everything you do and picking faults is jealous of your success. They try to run your life but it does not work.


Answer by  Wallybingus (176)

Technically, something is pathological when it creates an impairment of functioning. So in other words, jealousy is pathological if it is disruptive to your emotional well-being, is destroying the relationship, or is interfering with your ability to function in other areas of your life, such as at work. And if you get arrested for stalking, that definitely qualifies.


Answer by  Scott93 (119)

People who are experiencing pathological jealousy will usually go to extremes to "prove" that a mate or lover is cheating on them, despite ample evidence to the contrary. They may make unreasonable demands that their significant other constantly check in with them, and refuse to accept their significant other's explanations of where they are.

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