Have you ever been jealous in your life? If you say no, then you are probably telling a lie. Maybe it wasn’t your intention, but subconsciously everybody has been jealous at least once. How many times has a thought like ''Why is he better paid than I am, and I know and the work more?" crossed your mind?
What is a jealousy?
Human brain is designed in that way that jealousy is present weather you like it or not. It may appear suddenly, or it may be one of your traits. It is said that a small amount of jealousy is healthy, because it motivates you to push forward. But, eventually you reach to a point when you have to overcome it. For example, if you are a woman in a relationship with a good-looking man, you have to be aware of the fact that other women will flirt with him. That good-looking man was your choice, but it also means that the other women like him, too. You need to accept that and work on your relationship. The same goes for your work and other aspects of your life. If your only goal and drive is to be jealous, then your life will be miserable. The next step after jealousy is bitterness. It appears slowly, and all of a sudden you wake up with a sour, bitter taste in your mouth. You have to nip the jealousy in the bud.
Can jealousy be treated? Yes, but only with your own help. In most cases, some other issue is hiding under the surface, and you need to scratch a little deeper and find it. Your heart will give you the answer. In some cases, a cause for jealousy is fear and we can continue like this endlessly. You need to face yourself and start exploring your thoughts at the same time clearing your mind. Only then you will be able to overcome jealousy. If you consider that you cannot do it on your own, you can always talk with a friend or even a therapist. It is crucially important to discover the cause of your jealousy and then you will be able to live your life in a good, positive way. Do not let that something so irrelevant interrupts your life and makes it miserable, deal with it and move on, and you will feel reborn. You have to be honest with yourself and admit what is bothering you.