Alexis and Jenny had been BFF’s since Kindergarten. They shared clothes, class notes, and a lifetime of memories. But, when Makayla moved to their school midyear, Jenny began hanging out with her almost every day. Alexis was hurt, but tried not to make a big deal of it since Jenny had always been there for her too. But, when she saw them together at the mall, Alexis was devastated that Jenny would take someone else to their favorite place—without her.
Jealousy isn’t called the ‘green-eyed monster’ for nothing. It’s an ugly thing to feel toward another person, and it is also a very human emotion. We just have to learn how to control it
Even as an adult when I see someone who has something I don’t or something I want, I get jealous. It could be a certain car or career or a certain level of success that I would love, I get jealous.
When I was young, I was jealous of this girl named Rachel. Rachel had all the friends, was very popular, and her life just seemed ‘perfect’.
Jill was anxious to share about the winning goal she scored at the big game. She waited for a pause in Madi’s long-winded speech about her weekend shopping trip, but a pause never came. Madi just went on and on about new shoes and the perfect earrings and how she got three bracelets for the price of one, and how she and her mom went for ice cream later. Then the bell rang, and lunch was over. Jill would have to wait for another time to share.