“Mild jealousy can be healthy,” says Dr. Magavi. “It reiterates the fact that an individual cares about his or her partner, values them and does not want to lose them.” We may become jealous of the attention our partners give to others because we want to be the only apple of their eye.
Is there a healthy jealousy?
Too much of anything can be unhealthy, but a little jealousy is not bad or unhealthy from time to time. Jealousy is a normal human emotion, and like all our emotions, theyre here to tell us something about ourselves and what we need.
Is jealousy bad for your health?
Of the human emotions, jealousy is one of the most powerful and painful and the most difficult to control. Someone in the grip of jealousy will suffer raised blood pressure, heart-rate and adrenalin levels, weakened immunity, anxiety and probably insomnia.
What is a good jealousy?
It may look like both partners talking more openly about emotions or simply better understanding each other. Ryan and Alex say healthy jealousy is acknowledged jealousy, plain and simple. This can definitely include sharing your feelings with your partner, but it really begins within you, the person experiencing it.