** We ask thieves to return the stolen public money as insisted by IMF ** Dhaka seeks oil from Riyadh on deferred payment ** Mango buds start appearing in many trees, in the middle of Poush and the beginning of Magh, has been a great surprise for many mango lovers. This photo was taken from Chattogram on Thursday. NN photo ** Voter turnout may be 15-25pc: CEC ** AL infighting in Narsingdi: 3 injured, 20 houses torched, attacked ** Ekushey Book Fair begins ** Cost goes up by Tk 1.61 lakh ** Half a million strike in UK's largest walkout in 12 years ** Flights to remain suspended for 5 hours every night in HSIA ** RAB rescues father hiding with Japanese daughter ** People don't need more government servants to make election cheating easier ** Bangladesh ranks 12th most corrupt country ** Power tariff hiked again ** DITF- 2023 ends with $39.48m export orders ** Children frolicking over a ride taking risks on Tuesday, as two dangerous high voltage transformers remain installed adjacent to a park of Old Dhaka’s Laxmi Bazar St. Gregory School. NN photo ** What action has been taken to prevent Dhaka's air pollution ** Blinken criticises settlements but stresses US support for Israel ** IMF approves $4.7 billion loan for Bangladesh ** Amar Ekushey Book Fair kicks off today ** We want to know how corruption is to be eliminated under a corrupt government ** Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP join the party's march programme towards Jurain from Jatrabari with banners, festoons, national flags and party flags in their hands on Monday. NN photo ** Foreign aids disbursement, commitment declined ** Awami League leaders and activists gather at a peaceful rally in front of party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Monday which was arranged by Dhaka South City unit of Awami League. NN photo ** SSC, equivalent exams from April 30 ** HC issues rule on formulation of policy over handcuffing, shackling of accused **

Handling a jealous partner

12 May 2014
Handling a jealous partner

Life Desk :If your partner is trying to control your life then it's time to set some ground rules.Latina pop diva Shakira's lips don't lie. Barely days after her footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique prevented her from recording music videos with goodlooking men, she's returned the favour and asked him not to shoot ad campaigns/videos with sexy female models. Shakira admitted to a website that her relationship with Pique is "asphyxiating". In common parlance that means, "smothering". While she rises to his defence and says, "It's good when you're man's protective of you.He's a defender. He defends the goal. That is his job, so he knows how to do that well.' - the billion dollar question is do you really need a partner/spouse who's fiercely possessive? If you find yourself in an asphyxiating relationship, is there a way to come to terms with it and then handle it without breaking the bond?Have your share of friends, ideally a separate set and some common ones. Ensure that your partner/spouse understands that having a platonic friend of the opposite sex is possible.While jealousy is one of the signs of love, when one partner is jealous to the point of being insecure then that threatens your mental well-being. Talk it out. Don't let your partner/spouse control you.Fidelity is the key word in all relationships and has to be a responsibility and a choice. A controlling partner/husband can't guarantee fidelity. It has to come from within.Don't take any form of emotional blackmail or physical abuse. Controlling partners/spouses are often violent and temperamental.Respect your partner/spouse and trust him/her not to cheat on you.Learn to give each other some much needed space.Set the ground rules of the relationship at the outset. In case you feel it's really 'smothering' then the easiest way to deal with it is:break free and move on. No heartbreak is as difficult to cope as being in a relationship with a controlling partner.                                                               -TNN 

Add Rate