I admit it, I admit it!!

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Registered: 03-13-2012
I admit it, I admit it!!
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 1:05am
I'm human and I have some jealousy issues. Silly ones at that. I've been married for 7 years and with DH for 10. His brother just up and got engaged to a girl he's known for a while but has been dating for 3 months. And the ring is HUGE! More than Double my wedding set and that's just her engagement ring!! So I started having intense feelings of jealousy. They are all giddy and basking in their new found lurve. And I feel like I will never get that back with DH. We have talked and I'm working on all my jealousy issues. But my question to you ladies is?

How do you handle any jealousy that you have/get?
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 2:26pm

I think jealousy is a pretty normal emotion, so I wouldn't beat yourself up to bad about it. When I get jealous, I try to focus on the positives in my life and think of how I've been blessed. It makes me realize that although I might not have something I want, I do have things in my life that others would be grateful to have.

My niece got married this past weekend, and it was bittersweet to watch since she's starting on such a fun journey, but one that I won't get to experience again. On the other hand, I think my dh and I have a much better relationship now than we had when we first got married, and I bet it's the same for you.