In today’s video, I’m going to answer a question I get all the time.

Is it really possible to beat retroactive jealousy? The spoiler alert is yes. It’s absolutely possible.

Zachary Stockill: I think I proved to people all the time through interviews with retroactive jealousy sufferers, as well as on my website, overcoming retroactive jealousy is possible. Sometimes, retroactive jealousy is an indication that there’s a serious moral incompatibility somewhere in the relationship.

Retroactive jealousy sufferers are dealing with more values-based retroactive jealousy and they’d be better served in a different relationship.

possible to beat retroactive jealousy

That happens. Sometimes, that is actually what’s going on. More often than not, retroactive jealousy is a manifestation of biochemical imbalances in the brain, OCD, insecurity, etc.

So, is it really possible to beat retroactive jealousy?

The retroactive jealousy that I am most interested in is absolutely possible to beat. I did it. If you read my first book Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy, I got into great detail about my own journey in that book.

In fact, I have been helping people overcome retroactive jealousy for a long time.

But let’s say you don’t believe me and my story when I tell you that I absolutely overcame retroactive jealousy many moons ago. And I’ve been retroactive jealousy free now in my relationships for over seven years. Well, I put together a page on my website called, my retroactive jealousy success stories page.

I receive emails every day from retroactive jealousy survivors, people who managed to put in the work and conquer this problem once and for all. Some of these people are people who went through my online course, Get Over Your Partner’s Past Fast. Other people read my guidebook, Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy.

possible to beat retroactive jealousy

I don’t know how many at this point of success stories from people just like you, people watching these videos and looking for solutions and maybe struggling with retroactive jealousy, looking for hope, looking for answers.

I’ve compiled dozens and dozens of testimonials, retroactive jealousy success stories, which you can look to for motivation.

And hopefully, this will give you some motivation, inspiration, and additional proof that you really do have the power to overcome this problem.

I have also posted and uploaded several video testimonials from retroactive jealousy survivors, who put in the work and whose lives and relationships are better than ever before.

So, if you are looking for a little motivation, a little inspiration, here are dozens and dozens of case studies, testimonials from people just like you who managed to work through this issue.

So yes, it is absolutely possible to overcome retroactive jealousy. Every story is a little different. Therefore, we all need slightly different approaches.

However, I do believe the path to freedom is pretty much the same for all of us.

Zachary Stockill
Zachary Stockill

Hi! I'm a Canadian author and educator whose work has been featured in BBC News, BBC Radio 4, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. I'm the founder of, the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy and The Overcoming Jealousy Workbook, and the host of Humans in Love podcast.