Have you ever checked a partner’s phone to make sure they are not cheating on you?
Some people experience distressing and intrusive thoughts that their partner is being unfaithful and find themselves behaving like a private investigator to track down ‘the truth.’ This can involve checking phone and emails, clothing and underwear, even following them to find out what they are up to. This can be unbearable for an innocent partner, and can lead to conflict and sometimes violent fights.
This condition is called obsessive morbid jealousy, and may be linked with growing up without a sense of being loved and cared for, or feeling secure in the knowledge that you will not be abandoned. Continue reading Research Update: Obsessive Morbid Jealousy