9 signs your partner is jealous of your success

9 signs your partner is jealous of your success

If you feel that your partner irks when you talk about your success, then watch out for these signs. We list down signs that tells you that your partner is jealous of your success.

Relationships are not just 'love and mushy talks', they are a whole package bundled with silly arguments, jealousy and make-ups, sprinkled with little moments of joy. No relationship is perfect, we are only human and we tend to make mistakes. It’s only normal. Fights and arguments are a part of a healthy relationship, jealousy, however, not so much.

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When we have a good day or something great happens to us, the first person who comes to our mind, with whom we want to share the news is our partner. But what if your bae is not so appreciative of your success, and in fact, they are jealous of it?

Jealousy.
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Jealousy.
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If your partner is jealous of your success, you need to let that man go! (Or girl) This behavior, of being jealous of your significant other’s success is highly toxic and shouldn’t be tolerated. Watch out for these signs which signify that your partner is jealous of your success!

Stay calm. Watch out for these signs below.
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Stay calm. Watch out for these signs below.
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1. Belittling your achievement

If you go to your partner, all happy and excited, and you tell them about the recent promotion you have received and if they reply you with “Your job is easy” or “What’s the big deal”, instead of being happy for you, your partner is jealous of your success.

A couple arguing.
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A couple arguing.
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Every work, no matter what it is, requires skills and hard work. Belittling your partner’s success is a toxic habit. You either do not love them or you are not sure about your own accomplishments in life.

2. They remind you of things you haven’t done

If your partner reminds you of all the things you haven’t done and still need to do, when you tell them about your success, your partner is jealous of you. They just can’t wrap their head around the fact that you’re more successful than they are.

Don't let your partner tell you what to do.
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Don't let your partner tell you what to do.
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3. Everything is about them

If your partner shrugs off the topic of your achievements and starts to talk about his, how bright future he has ahead, his amazing big plans, he’s jealous of you.

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This can also mean that your partner doesn’t appreciate the kind of work you do and feels that you’re inferior to him. Your work is not that important and significant, like his.

4. They look at you as their competition

Be it you talking about your success at work or a good day spent with a friend, If every conversation you have with your partner, feels like a competition, your partner is jealous of you.

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People who tend to compete with their partners, instead of supporting them or being their cheerleaders, are those who feel insecure about themselves. This behavior is toxic and shouldn’t be tolerated.

5. They take credit for your success

If your partner keeps telling you that they have pushed you to become the person you are today, and you owe them your success, your partner is jealous of you.

Success.
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Success.
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Be it your success party or just a friend’s get together if your partner never minds telling others that you are successful because of his efforts, he’s jealous of you. This behavior shouldn't be tolerated as it will only cause fights, arguments and you underestimate yourself.

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6. They call your ambitions unrealistic

Doesn’t hurt to dream big, right? We all are allowed to dream, fly high. Setting goals for yourself is only normal. If your partner discourages you by telling you that you’re being unrealistic and you can never be that successful, your partner is jealous of you.

Unrealistic expectations.
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Unrealistic expectations.
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In a healthy relationship, both partners are supportive of each other, in fact, they push each other to be a better person, to be more successful. If your partner constantly tries to clip your wings off, they’re not the one for you.

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7. They are never on your side

If you constantly feel that you are alone and your partner is not on your side, chances are, they aren’t. If lately you’ve been keeping your goals and desires a secret and not telling your partner about your success because you know they’ll either find faults or consider you unworthy of the success, it’s a major sign that your partner is jealous of you and you know it yourself.

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8. They argue a lot about your work

If suddenly all you two fight about is your new work, and how it is affecting your relationship, it’s a sign your partner may or may not be jealous of your success.

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Even though you’re still the same person, a lot of things about you have suddenly started to piss your partner off, you’re still spending the same amount of time together, you were before, but still, if your partner is constantly picking up fights, he’s jealous of your success.

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9. They do not ask you for your opinion

When a person feels intimidated by their partner’s success, they tend to start making decisions on their own, without asking for their partner’s opinion. For example, investing in a new property, buying a new car etc, without telling their partner.

Making decisions without asking.
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Making decisions without asking.
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If you recently accomplished something and your partner has started to act this way, they’re jealous of your success. They feel inferior and wish to re-establish their dominance.

Asserting dominance.
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Asserting dominance.
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What should you do?

Talk to your partner. Address your issue, indirectly. Tell them your success won’t change what you two have. There’s no need to be insecure or feel less worthy. Every individual differs in their abilities and talents. Tell them relationships are all about mutual support and love. 

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