Maybe you see your favorite celebrity on Instagram riding on their yacht, while you're stuck inside on a cold winter day. Or maybe your best friend found a great romantic partner, while you're still searching. Naturally, you'll feel a little jealous, and this is normal! However, when jealous thoughts and feelings are constant and begin impacting your day to day functioning, the online therapists at 7 Cups can help you find ways to resolve your jealousy.
While it's normal to feel protective of your partner's affection, jealousy can have a negative impact on a relationship. Jealousy can stem from feelings of insecurity and fear that your partner will think someone else is better. It's normal for these emotions to pop up from time to time, but when frequent, these feelings aren't conducive to a healthy relationship. Jealousy can lead to an array of other emotions such as anger, sadness, and distrust. Talking with a therapist can help you get to the source of your jealous feelings and learn to deal with them.
Jealousy isn't only present in romantic relationships, you can feel intense jealousy toward other people in your life. Sometimes people feel jealous toward their siblings because they think the family cares about them more. Or friends because they have something they think they deserve as well. People can get jealous of a coworker who got a promotion they feel they should've gotten. While being inspired by others is healthy, don't let jealousy rule your life. Talk to someone about what you're feeling so you can begin seeing your life as the one you want.
If you're dealing with intense feelings of jealousy, it can help to reach out for some support. Talk to an online therapist at 7 Cups to work through your emotions and deal with them in a healthy way.
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