Jealousy and Concern for One’s Relationship


Jealousy, in effect, involves three people so there is a triangular relationship and it is a defining characteristic of jealousy: the threat from someone else to your relationship with your partner. The words jealousy and envy are often mixed up. Envy is about someone possessing something or even someone YOU desire. In this chapter we will be looking at some of the most common triggers for jealousy.


Jealousy is a highly destructive emotion. It can lead to aggression and violence and sadly even loss of life. ‘Crimes of passion’ are, on the whole, fuelled by jealousy. Jealousy can trigger ...

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