We get it, we're not a priority. But your holidays and hopefulness are making us jealous.
As we move into virtual reality in the next phase of our digi-lives, we remain humans, not robots, with human emotions.
Naturally non-monogamous people have struggled to stay faithful, despite good intentions. Cheating was always the solution...
New family. It's not what you lay in bed dreaming of when you were small and imaging how your life might be as a grown up. You don't ever really want to end up sharing your own children's weekends with another woman (or man) only linked to you by virtue of the fact that your former love has ceased to be yours and is now theirs. But that is how it is now.
As opposed to popular misconception, jealousy isn't so much a 'high-frequency evil', neither is it a dreadful 'rotten part' of human character.
As I continue to recover from my recent surgery, I have realised in the last week how important my partner's role is for our son's development. Of course, I have always known that my son needs his daddy but when your partner works offshore and you are the one running the household, often alone raising your child it is easy to forget
Jealousy is a biological system for fear of loss of something that we value.
Perhaps, jealousy is not as much about nursing ill feelings for your perception of someone else's "easier gains" than it is a message from you, to you.
I've always operated on the theory that I am a generically decent person. The other day, though, someone spoke to me about jealously. And now everything has changed...
When people want to tell us who we are, it's important to consider what they have to say. They may have something to teach us. But their perspective is based on their experience. Ultimately, they must be heard through the filter of the love you have for yourself. Don't take somebody else's word over your own heart. That is resilience.