The Dating Struggles Of The Ridiculously Jealous Girl

The Dating Struggles Of The Ridiculously Jealous Girl ©iStock/fotolaki

Jealousy isn’t any fun. In fact, it feels like absolute hell. That’s why it can be hard for us jealous girls to remain in a healthy relationship. After all, we have to deal with these struggles on a daily basis:

  1. We’re super self-conscious. Even though you always tell us how sexy we are, we still wonder if you wished we looked like your ex or your favorite celebrity. We can’t stand our reflection, so we don’t understand how you could love our bodies as much as you say you do.
  2. We try to hide it. We know how unattractive jealousy is, which is why we try to hold ourselves back from showing you how bad our jealousy really is. So if you see that we’re upset, but we won’t tell you why, it’s probably because we’re embarrassed over our feelings.
  3. Some days are worse than others. Some days, we won’t mind seeing you hug and kiss your close female friend. However, on other days, we’ll get jealous over the way you smiled at the cute cashier that rung up our groceries.
  4. We remember everything you say. If you casually mention how much you love brunettes, we’re going to get defensive whenever a woman with brown hair passes by. If we’re not brunette, then we’re going to have unreasonable questions about whether you hate our hair and wished we would change it.
  5. We get paranoid in bed. If we go down on you and your eyes are closed, or if you won’t make eye contact during sex, we’ll wonder if you’re fantasizing about another girl. We know it’s ridiculous, but we can’t help but torture ourselves with the idea.
  6. We’re constantly comparing ourselves. We know how unhealthy it is to compare ourselves to your exes or to your friend’s girlfriends, but we do it anyway. It’s because we know you deserve the very best, and we want to make sure that we’re making you happy.
  7. We don’t want to give you orders. There are some women we’d like you to stay away from. Of course, we don’t want to phrase it like that and make it sound like we’re bossing you around.
  8. Sometimes, we’ll lie. We don’t want to tell you that we hate all of your female friends, because it’ll make us sound catty. That’s why we’ll occasionally tell tiny fibs about how wonderful they are, even though we can’t stand the thought of spending another second with them.
  9. We’re worried we’re going to overreact. We don’t know if all of the text messages you’ve been getting mean that you’re cheating on us, or that you’re planning a surprise party for us. We don’t want to accuse you of anything ridiculous, but we don’t want to get screwed over, either.
  10. We don’t want to lose you. The only reason we get jealous is because we like you. We don’t want to go through a breakup, which is why our emotions can get a little intense when we think we’re going to lose you.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.