Jealousy - an expression of love or of insecurity?

Philippines
January 30, 2007 7:24am CST
Everybody experienced this kind of emotion. Other calls it a termite that eats and destroy the very pillar of any relationship. Other treats it as a dash of seasoning to spiced up their affair. But how do you view it?
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I believe it is a lack of self esteem in the person suffering from it. If you don't trust your partner enough to believe in them, why are you with them in the first place? Thankfully this is not an emotion I suffer from.
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@dekzee (38)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I think there is a very thin line between jealousy and mad obsession. Just don't take your jealousy too far that it affects both you and your partner. Professional help through marriage counselors should be sought if either one of the parties seems to be crossing that thin line. Be honest, trust, and hear what the other has to say.
@cabergren (1181)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have a few times in my life when I was jealous about something or someone. But I guess as you get older it gets less and less. In my current relationship there is no jealously. We completely trust one and another. That is a great feeling.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
To me I view jealousy as a sign of insecurity. Because it is meaning they are jealous of who or what you are doing or seeing. Some of them do not like the fact that you hang out with your ex because they think you are doing something with them. But sometime jealousy is not a good thing to have in a relationship because if someone can not trust you then you aint meant to be in the relationship. So it is not to spiced up their affair. Because if you go and do something with someone then they think you are out cheating on you and then it leads to a bad things.
@victor234 (506)
• Brazil
1 Mar 07
I think that depend on each person. Has person that is extremely jealous only because is afraid to lose your patner and is jealous because really like of that person. But the relationship with a girl/boy that is extremelly jealous is not good, and Im certain that the date or the marriage of this couple will not during so much. I think that the person has to be a little jealous but not so much because it make that the relationship loses the confidence.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I think jealousy is often one person's insecurity, or lack of self esteem. But it can also be fostered by an unstable relationship. To me, there is no place for jealousy, or NEED for jealousy in a loving, respectful, mature relationship.
@naiina (135)
• China
30 Jan 07
i think expression of insecurity...
@naiina (135)
• China
30 Jan 07
i think insecurity... but sometimes expression of love..
@somaiya (24)
• India
30 Jan 07
i feei there r two things 1. jealousy 2. posessiveness both r different ..... in a healthy relationship posessiveness is need .... while jealousy is the route cause for distruction