An article written by
Sahrish Sarfaraz:

It is not necessary to consider jealousy a bad thing. It’s a human tendency to feel jealous about certain things as it’s a human nature. It is natural emotion to feel jealous. But it is problematic on that time when we all consider this in negative way and act like a stupid person. Jealousy becomes difficult when we act out in jealousy or react in negative way. Also jealousy becomes hard when it starts to consume you and creeps into every aspect of your life. Apart from this you also find yourself feeling acidic and irritated often.

One of the most general types of jealousy is romantic jealousy. We also are liable to feel jealous about others’ success, wealth, lifestyle or relationship with others. For example, we might think someone’s life is much easier or he is happy than ours. We see only the good and positive things in their life and only the ‘bad ones’ in ours.  And we also believe that our best friend has a better and improve relationship with another friend of us.

Sahrish SarfrazMs. Sahrish Sarfraz is a Clinical Psychologist has done her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Punjab. Her research project was based on “Social & Family Problems faced by Teenagers”. After completing her degree, she did an internship in Fountain House for six months. She worked as a Psychologist in drug rehabilitation center named PRCDRC (Professor Rasheed Chudhary Drug Rehab. Center). There, she got opportunity to practice her skills and deal with patients suffering from drug addiction and psychiatric illnesses.

Editor: Mr. Arman Ahmed

Many social networking sites also trigger jealousy in our personalities and also we do a lot of mistake with this factor in our lives. Facebook and Twitter are one of them in these factors. One of the main reasons to develop jealousy is the insecurity in our life. We feel insecure or threatened with or without reason. We fear that someone’s power mean something negative about us. It is also may be the result of our earlier past experiences. Apart from these factors you’ll also find general tips for dealing with jealousy, along with some suggestions for jealousy in romantic relationships.


Tips for Romantic Relationships:

1. Assess your Relationship

The best way to conquer jealousy is to first take a look at your romantic relationship. For example, think about your relationship if it is built on trust, respect or love, and if your partner’s actions reflect their words. Are they sincere with you? If they’re not, naturally, this can trigger or affect your insecurities.

If you are in an insecure and toxic relationship, expect to have your jealousy buttons pressed. But no one can advise you what to do. If you stay, most likely you’ll feel bad and jealous sometimes.

2. Assess Yourself

If you are in a safe and secure relationship and you still feeling jealous then look at yourself and explore your own experiences. It is proven that persons who developed secure attachments in their early years between themselves and their providers are likely to be less jealous and they have also high self esteem as compare to those who are dependent on others and get jealous very quickly.