You don’t have to be such a slave to jealousy.
Jealous (adj.): Fearful or wary of losing one’s position or situation to someone else, especially in a sexual relationship. —American Heritage Dictionary
Jealous much? Don’t hide under that green hoodie—it’s easier to get a handle on than you think. Jealousy stirs within you because of love (or lust), but it’s the very thing that can kill these things, too.
Luckily, this jealously thing is fixable, but whatever you do, don’t look to the lessons you learned as a kid (or teen, or even adult) for the fix. Our society has a bizarre relationship with jealousy that has screwed us over royally, so we’ll need to do some unpacking first.
7 bizarre societal lessons you’re taught about jealousy that mess you up (that are total myths):
1. It’s something that just happens to you.
You have no control over it. It comes out of nowhere like a glitter bomb at a nightclub.
2. It means you care about or love someone.
In fact, if you’re not jealous, do you really love him? Not a jealous person?
Maybe it’s not really love, then.
Wildly jealous? They must be The One.