Jealousy in dating
Guerrero and colleagues further categorize multiple types of communicative responses of romantic jealousy.
Interactive responses can be broken down to six types falling in different places on continua of threat and directness: Guerrero and colleagues have also proposed five general behavior responses.
According to the attachment theory, sex and attachment style makes significant and unique interactive contributions to the distress experienced.
In addition, more women over men consider emotional infidelity (fear of abandonment) as more distressing than sexual infidelity.Moreover, research shows that audit attachment styles strongly conclude with the type of infidelity that occurred.Thus psychological and cultural mechanisms are implied as unvarying differences in jealousy that play a role in sexual attachment.Fearing that their partner will experience sexual jealousy the person who has been unfaithful may lie about their actions in order to protect their partner.Experts often believe that sexual jealousy is in fact a biological imperative.