Dating jealousy quiz
The green-eyed monster, as Shakespeare called it, can camp in your head at any time during a relationship: when you are madly in love, when you are snugly attached, even when you dislike your partner. In one experiment involving a breeding pair, evolutionary biologist David Barash waited until the cock was away, and then placed a stuffed male on a branch about three feet from the nest, where the female rested.
Jealousy—that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation—can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival.
So your best friend wears a size 0 -- and complains that it's too big on her!
Your next-door neighbor is driving a Mercedes and your car can barely make it to the end of the driveway. Sure, there are times when everyone else seems to have more, do more, look better. "Jealousy may reflect a person's view of him or herself," says Jo Anne White, Ph D, professor of education at Temple University.
Your sister's headed for a week-long vacation in the Caribbean and you can't get farther than the state park. "It's more about how people feel about themselves and whether they're confident about who they are." For many, jealousy has to do with personal relationships.