Do you believe that your bestfriend can be your worst enemy ?
October 10, 2006 8:41am CST
There are so many cases that best friends turn into enemies because of jealousy, envy of what the other have and in some finding out that they love the same person. How many of you have experienced this ?
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11 Oct 06
I have, my ex best friend wanted to be apart of this other crowd in high school that I didn't want any thing to do with also if she didn't have all of my attention she would get so upset. We talk every once in awhile but were not close at all.
11 Oct 06
Hi Sheila, thanks for posting. It happened to me too. However, we didn't become worst enemies but I just stopped communicating with her as it has come to a point that she was interfering with my personal life already like my personal relationship with my boyfriend. Eventhough we were bestfriends, she should have respected my own decisions. Well, because of that instant, me and my bf broke-up. Maybe it was just not meant to be but her interference was one of the major reasons.
9 Dec 07
yeh i agree i havent faced any betrayal in lovefrom my best friend but turning into enemy due to jealousy. i cant understand why do people have to bring jealosuy amongst each other when they are good friends or when they share a good transparent relation. Due to jealousy i have lost many of good people around me, than i start thinking that theres some thing wrong in me.
8 Jan 07
Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. The word jealousy stems from the French jalousie, formed from jaloux (jealous), and further from Low Latin zelosus (full of zeal), and from the Greek word for "ardour, zeal" (with a root connoting "to boil, ferment"; or "yeast"). Jealousy is a familiar experience in human relationships. It has been reported in every culture and in many forms where researchers have looked.    It has been observed in infants as young as 5-6 months old and in adults over 65 years old.     It has been an enduring topic of interest for scientists, artists, and theologians. Psychologists have proposed several models of the processes underlying jealousy and have identified individual differences that influence the expression of jealousy. Sociologists have demonstrated that cultural beliefs and values play an important role in determining what triggers jealousy and what constitutes socially acceptable expressions of jealousy. Biologists have identified factors that may unconsciously influence the expression of jealousy. Artists have explored the theme of jealousy in photographs, paintings, movies, songs, plays, poems, and books. Theologians have offered religious views of jealousy based on the scriptures of their respective faiths. Despite its familiarity, however, people define jealousy in different ways. Some even mislabel it as being protective of something or someone, when the fact is, it's really simply possessive jealousy itself; and many feel they don't possess effective strategies for coping with this form of jealousy.