Pathological Jealousy

By Renée Grinnell

The persistent, irrational fear that one’s romantic partner is being unfaithful, to the point that one’s daily routine is affected.

Example: A man has his wife followed and her phone bugged. After months of negative results, he cannot shake the idea that she has been unfaithful.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008