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Ask an Expert: I’m Jealous of My Friends’ Successes. How Do I Cope?

Ask an Expert: I’m Jealous of My Friends’ Successes. How Do I Cope?

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Understand envy

Not all envy is bad. There is healthy envy (applauding envy) and unhealthy envy (resenting envy.)

  • Resenting envy refers to the tendency to believe that others shouldn’t have something just because we don’t have it. It’s rooted in fear. We may start to believe that for ...

Allow yourself to experience your envy fully, process it, and work through it. Begin by naming your feelings.

  • Envy can be accompanied by embarrassment, disappointment, sadness, anger, or regret — so be as specific as possible. The goal here is to p...

Once you acknowledge, label, and validate your emotions, let them guide you to explore the motivations and fears driving them.

Think about what these rejections mean to you. While this self-reflection will not be an easy task, working through your feelings and understanding...

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