Demanding loyalty: demanding exclusive loyalty or adherence. a jealous god.
Watchful: possessively watchful of something. Keeps a jealous watch on his research.
Suspicious of rivals: feeling suspicious about a rival's or competitor's influence, especially in regard to a loved one.
Envious: feeling bitter and unhappy because of another's advantages, possessions, or luck.
Never really been jealous. My husband has my complete trust and is deserving of it. However, my boyfriend before I met my husband also had my complete trust and was completely undeserving. When I found that out, I felt betrayed. But it didn’t taint me. My husband can go out after work with his friends, come home at any time, and I’m still not suspicious or jealous.
I confuse envy with jealousy, envy is more difficult to overcome. Oh, not the material things.
I’m fine with living simple. But when I looked up the definitions, it was that last word that stuck with me.
Luck. Good fortune.
I admit it.
I wish I had more good luck.
I also envy people who take things in stride better than I do, who do not seem to get anxious. Or live with moody, anxiety inflicted loved ones.
I envy my friends who get to travel more than I do. I realize how lucky I am to live where I do, but I get rock fever horrendously, especially during the summer, especially when I miss my family in the Mainland. I admit it. Even while I am happy for them, I envy those who can afford to travel.
On a side note, I’ve been following conversations at Smart Mouth’s and Oz Girl’s on particulars of commenting. Since I will be home all day today working on a home project, I will try and be present in the comment thread today.
On that note, which of the above definitions is your biggest barracuda? How do you deal with it?