How Do I Control Jealousy When Hearing About an Ex-Boyfriend?

C. Price

Written by: C. Price

C. Price

C. Price is part of's content team. She writes advice articles, how-to guides, and studies — all relating to dating, relationships, love, sex, and more.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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The beginning of a relationship can be a fun and exciting time, but not everyone enjoys hearing about their new girlfriend’s past.

If you are the jealous type, you’ll have to determine if you are going to take control or let jealousy get in the way of your relationship with a great girl. Being a little jealous is natural because it shows that you really care for this girl, but when it prevents you two from getting closer and moving forward, then you need to get it under control.

You will have to accept that you’re girlfriend has been with other men, but be happy about it because she’s with you now. She’s dating you because she sees something special about you, so have confidence in yourself that you’re a great catch!


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