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Jealousy involves comparison

Jealousy often involves a social comparison where the other person appears more desirable.

It is a drama of shame and pride. You may employ one or more of the typical coping defensive responses, which can involve withdrawal, avoidance, attacking yourself, or attacking the other person.

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Experiencing jealousy gives you the opportunity to learn.

  • Rather than becoming hindered by our response to the emotion, we can ask ourselves some questions.
  • Do you think you lack some quality that you would like to develop?
  • Are...

Although jealousy is unpleasant, it gives us information. Jealousy involves fear with worrisome thoughts of a potential loss.

Jealousy can make us feel insecure, rejected, worried, or angry. Jealousy makes us aware of an obstacle to the connection between ourselves and a ...

  • A response to jealously is aggressive and offensive behavior. You may want to hurt the person.
  • Becoming avoidant may lead you to abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Through withdrawal, you may hope that the person you have a relationship with ...

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