Obsessive violence is the cause of more than half of the murders in the world and it is behind nearly all domestic violence. It destroys relationships. It destroys lives. Yet those facts may not touch upon the worst part of the harm done by obsessive, compulsive jealousy; the irreparable harm it can cause to us and to our most precious relationships. Now authors Kenneth Ruge and Barry Lenson coin a new name - the Othello Response - for this pervasive form of destructive jealousy and offer pinpointed advice on how to keep it from causing irreparable harm. In 'The Othello response', readers discover how to recognize the Othello Response and determine whether it is doing damage, prevent the Othello Response from taking hold in relationships if it has not already, and heal one’s relationship in the wake of actual affairs or infidelity. Rich in practical advice and case studies, this book brings a widespread problem to light and offers help to countless people whose lives are in turmoil.