Apr 30, 2010
We begin this episode with a definition of jealousy. With jealousy defined, we can now take a close look at the experience of jealousy. What is it that we go through when jealousy has a hold of us? As we saw with envy in the last episode, jealousy has both its good and bad aspects. Jealousy can alert us about serious feelings for someone we had not noticed before. Jealousy can warn us that we are bumping up against the limits of what a relationship can sustain regarding stress or other problems. Too often jealousy is not positive, but very negative. It can be so overpowering that it can destroy the very relationship it is seeking to protect. Why is jealousy so intense? How does it become so obsessive as to turn destructive, as it did with John and Kara? We will begin to answer those questions in the next episode.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net