View Single Post
  #20  
Old 04-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Vixtoria's Avatar
Vixtoria Vixtoria is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by evad View Post
Not necessarily. Say I'm in a relationship with Susie. She's making out with Ted.

I can be happy for Susie, but jealous of Ted. I don't want Ted to have Susie.

But I do agree with what you're saying just of the partner and language.
That's my point and why we use Envy instead of Jealousy. Jealousy has already gotten a bad rap and given negative connotations. Envy of Ted is more along the lines of "Wish I was making out with Susie" or even "Wish I had someone to make out with."

Jealousy is more the type of "Ugh, why are they making out? S/he should be making out with me!"
__________________
Me: Late 30s pansexual poly.
DH: My husband of 19 yrs and father of 3 teen girls.
DC: LDR of +4 year
Reply With Quote