POPSUGAR Sex & CultureSource: 5 Simple Steps to Move Past Jealousy
Envy is inevitable, but how you deal with it can be the difference between healthy, positive relationships and petty fights. Although every situation is different, there are a few tactics you can try that may help you get rid of the green monster. Next time you're feeling jealous, follow these five steps to move past it.
- Acknowledge the source. First, you need to be honest with yourself. What exactly has upset you? If your usual tendency is to ignore the problem, then it may be difficult, but you'll need to narrow down the issue so that you're completely clear on what's triggered the envy. It's not enough to say that you're jealous because your friend spends too much time with her boyfriend - instead, realize that it doesn't matter how much time she spends with him; you just want to see her more often.
- Relate it back to your own life. By jealousy's definition, you can only be envious of something you don't have, so think