It’s easy to understand why any couple would want some help dealing with hardships like unemployment or health issues. What may not be so obvious is that success can also come with its own set of challenges, especially if one partner seems more accomplished or luckier than the other. A recent study found that men’s self-esteem dropped when they were told that their girlfriends aced an IQ test. The researchers attributed the results to competitive feelings and fears that their significant others might start looking for more attractive mates. Although only men were studied, many commentators believed that the results would also apply to women. How can you avoid such jealousy and insecurity so you can operate as equal partners and cheer each other on? Try these tips for dealing with your partner’s success.
Your Complete Guide to CelebratingYour Partner’s Success