Jealousy is an often overwhelming feeling of insecurity about a potential loss or inequity in distribution of resources. The term is also used to describe a feeling associated with being possessive of another person, such as a partner or friend.
Most people experience jealousy from time to time, but extreme jealousy can greatly interfere with daily life. People who find that jealousy interferes with their life may consider speaking with a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl and Brandon, Fl to better understand what is causing this emotion.
While jealousy can be described as a fear that another person may take something that is yours or something you consider to be yours, envy is the desire for something that belongs to someone else. However, both jealousy and envy can cause feelings of insecurity. Envy is more likely to cause feelings of sadness and a desire to change. Meanwhile, jealousy is more likely to provoke anger and resentment. Sometimes jealousy and envy occur together. When someone feels jealous, they may also envy the person who is causing them to feel jealous in the first place.
It is normal to experience mild jealousy in a platonic or romantic relationship, and this is not always considered to be unhealthy. It can indicate that one cares about the success of their relationship. If you’re looking for a therapist to help your overcome jealousy, Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl is currently accepting new clients.