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In the Media – Tips for handling a jealous friend

Published: August 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading


Fitness Republic

Fitness Republic

It’s likely that each of us will one day bump into a jealous friend.

Because no two people are alike—in terms of their looks, intellect, achievements or style—it’s normal for people to compare themselves to each other.

In fact, from the time we are very young, our family and friends serve as “virtual mirrors” that help shape us as individuals. In essence, we come to define ourselves by looking at the people around us, and the way they behave and react.

As adults, even though we tend to choose friends with whom we share some common ground, there also are bound to be differences. One friend may be more attractive, more outgoing or more happily married. The other may have achieved more success at her career or have more friends.

Everyone feels pangs of jealousy and envies a friend from time to time, but things usually balance out because we recognize that although a friend has more of one thing, we have more of another. But sometimes, whether it’s real or imagined, a good friend may feel as if she can never measure up to you. Envy and jealousy are so intense that they seep out in insidious ways that are hurtful and destructive to the relationship.

Read my article on Fitness Republic that offers some tips for dealing with a jealous friend.

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  1. Jared says:

    I am usually the jealous friend.

    Just kidding. I don’t have any friends.

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