(Closed) Jealousy – what are you jealous of?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hmmm…I’m not all that jealous of people at the moment, but a year ago I was jealous of everyone who was getting married!

BTW–my yoga teacher reminded me of this pearl of wisdom. She said: it’s okay to be jealous of people. It’s a normal emotion. And sometimes it’s not even about talking yourself out of it because you are “blessed;” in your case, if you’re feeling jealous because you’re not content with other aspects of your life a) what can you do to change those aspects and/or b) what can you do to take emphasis off of those aspects; ie, is there anything you can ADD to your life (not retail therapy–something meaningful)–be it a new hobby, a weekend book club, or even just an evening walk–that will make you feel more complete and take your mind of of parts of your life you’re not crazy about but can’t change at the moment.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am jealous of people who wear skinny jeans and riding boots.  I love the way it looks but unfortunately I have joined the Love Chub Club so unfortunately no skinny jeans for me.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Miss Short Dress: Oh wait! I’m so jealous of that too! For me, it’s because I’m short, so me with jeans tucked into boots looks like I’m a potted plant.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m so jealous of our good friends. They’re like, a power couple. They’re both incredibly good looking, and really, really physically fit (she’s a fitness instructor part time, and they take long runs together every day). They both have incredible, very well-paying jobs that they love, an amazing apartment downtown with an amazing view of the skyline to match. They have a luxury car and take at least two tropical vacations and one European trip a year (their jobs allow them lots of vacation time). They’re also both incredibly in love and are the cutest couple.

On top of all that, they are the nicest, most modest people you will ever meet, and they deserve everything they have. 

Ha, then there’s us. We’re so in love, so we’re equal on that end, but going to Mexico this winter is the first time leaving the country, and the only trip we will have taken that doesn’t involve family (with the exception of our low-budget honeymoon). My husband has a job he likes (doesn’t love) but he’s way underpaid, and I can’t stand my job (also underpaid and under-appreciated). We also have a crappy car that always breaks down, and a pretty small apartment where bedrooms are closet-sized. And like, working out for me three times a week is considered an accomplishment. Haha.

In the end, love is all that matters to me, and I’m so happy with my life and my husband. But yeah, it’s hard not to be jealous of our awesome friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Right now I’m jealous of girls who have a ton of girl friends. All of my friends from high school moved out of state so the only people I know are the ones at my work. And I really don’t want to hang out with them outside of work except for a few of them. I feel lonely sometimes because I only really hang out with my Fiance. I hardly have anyone asking me to do anything. I felt stupid at my bridal shower because only coworkers showed up. I still had a great time but I felt raelly ashamed of my friend making skills. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m jealous of girls with boobs!!!!! I HAVE NONE!! Like I barely fill an A cup.  I catch myself looking at chests all the time, and hopefully if anyone catches me, they don’t think I’m some kind of perv!!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m jealous of women who have cute hips. Also the ones who never make the plans they always just rsvp to things.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Ryansgirl: I laughed when I read your comment! I’m the opposite – I have huge boobs that are not in proportion to my frame at all, and give my back pain, cause guys to openly stare and make comments (they apparently think it’s okay if a woman has a large chest), and severely limit the clothing options I have. So I’m right there with you – I’m always looking at other women in jealousy, but it’s women with small chests. I’m insanely jealous!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@JennyW1: I am laughing so hard at the “potted plant” look that I almost shot pumpkin spice latte out of my nose!

As an aside: I think plus-sized girls can do the jeans in riding boots look, but you need to balance with a flowy/voluminous/tunic style top

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m jealous of my single friends who make more $ than Darling Husband and I combined. I know it’s wrong but I just can’t help it. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mostly I just get jealous of girls who are skinny and don’t work at it! I know I don’t really deserve to be skinny because I have bad habits, but a lot of skinny people have bad habits too so sometimes I get jealous. ๐Ÿ™‚

I guess I also get jealous of people who have a ton of money or love their jobs or something too sometimes… but I find it really hard to be jealous for any amount of time when I realize how incredibly lucky I am to live in the US and have a good job and be comfortable. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Merry02: haha I will just have to keep perving because I wouldn’t get implants.  I have heard about back pain with women with larger chests though, I just think that would be awful.  Sorry to hear that’s happening to you ๐Ÿ™  I should be grateful for what I have, even if I look like a 13 year old boy. 

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