A complex emotion with feelings of:
- fear of humiliation
It can effect people of all genders, ages, and sexual orientations. It can arise when a person perceives a threat to a meaningful relationship from another party. The threat may be real or perceived.
At the heart of jealousy is fear of loss. Loss of:
- the relationship itself
- or ‘face’
Fear brings on insecurity. When fear lessens, jealousy lessens also. The opposite to jealousy is self-acceptance and love.
Jealousy can be pathological. The signs of this are:
- constant thoughts about their partner being unfaithful without proof
- controlling behaviours
- making unfounded accusations
- restricting or invading another’s privacy
- threats to harm the self or others