There is a fine line between care and trust. It could sound strange. Why are we talking about something between the things that can be perfectly combined?
But imagine that your wife goes to a party. Or your husband came late, and you didn’t know where he was. What will you say to your loved one?
You can say nothing. You can do it because you trust each other. But there is one tiny nuance: this silence doesn’t always mean trust. It can be indifference instead.
If you care, you’ll ask something like:
– Should I wait until you come back?
– Are you ok?
– Do you need any help?
Remember when we talked about red flags? So, caring and jealousy are not synonymous. Jealousy makes you want to control your partner too much. And caring is the desire to help, to do something useful or pleasant if your partner needs it.
Attempts to control usually start off subtly but eventually increase in intensity and can often leave you feeling as though nothing you do is good enough. If you notice yourself feeling smothered or consistently altering your behaviour in order to appease their jealousy, it could be a red flag.
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