Jealousy is natural, but it isn't necessary.
We've all been jealous and we've all gotten hurt. If you're in the right relationship, though, most moments will offer feelings of security, of easy calmness, and your relationship will exude confidence — even if there is turbulence all around you.
During the first few disagreements in a relationship there might be fleeting moments of doubt — but they shouldn't last long.
In general, though, the feeling you get at the beginning is, to say the least ... bliss. Everything you've waited for, making you believe that all the pain that you've ever gone through could have been worth it.
But soon after that initial daze has worn off, jealousy might start to set in gradually — might even be considered cute at first, as that dreadful feeling of "that girl's flirting with my boyfriend" is seemingly normal.
Suddenly it goes from healthy to detrimental — any girl on your boyfriend's recent texts or the name of an ex might trigger an emotional breakdown.
It gets in the way of your life, making you feel guilty and eats away at you. You might not even notice the distress until you breathe out a sigh of relief at the sight of his name on your screen.
But here's the thing: he chose YOU.
If he didn't want to be with you, he wouldn't be; you're sensational, and you have to remember that — because insecurity is unattractive and could fatefully push him away.
Oversimplified: jealousy betrays you and causes the exact reaction that you're hoping to avoid.
So to help remind you of why you need to get ahold of your jealousy and regain the trust in your relationship, check out the super-wise jealousy quotes below. And BREATHE.
Because you really are enough. Love is enough.
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"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time."
"Love shouldn't be about jealousy or anything like that. It should be about commitment and being able to trust that person. If you can't have that from the get-go, there's a problem."
"The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves."
"Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition, the immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy."
"In jealousy, there is more of self-love than love."
"If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love."
"More men die of jealousy than of cancer."
"If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill."
"Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places."
"They said that being jealous is an act of how much you love the person, I said that if you love and you care for that person you should also learn how to trust."
"Jealousy is a strong emotion that can break any strong relationship."
"Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth, each of us has something to give that no one else has."
"Jealousy is the fear of comparison."
"Jealousy is a mental cancer."
"Jealousy only eats up your beauty, have more faith in yourself, you got something that other people don't."
"Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine."
"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive."