Green Eyed Mind

 Is Jealousy mind over matter? If it’s not in mind, it doesn’t have to matter so just keep your mind free of it? Is it that simple? A guy I knew was jealous of his wife’s female coworker once. This odd person became highly interesting to his wife. She shared daily about their talk of anal sex, marital lies, her affairs  and the like. My poor friend could only take it for so long. He believed in his wife until one day. On an innocent lark, his wife shared that she had been invited by a male coworker to do a threesome with the idiot friend. That was his breaking point. I don’t think he’s proud of it though.

His jealousy went rampant but as he shared with me, it was more anger at these people than his wife. They knew him. He felt highly invisible and disrespected. He confronted both of them which he now regrets. He and his wife got some counseling and now the green eyed monster rarely comes out. I wish them the best and hope I’m never in his position. He may have had a good reason but he really put his wife through a lot of needless crap. As far as jealousy goes, keep it out of your mind I say! His marriage survived but it went through a rough couple of years, out of mind. Yours might not survive if you let the green eyed mind go crazy.

In response to Stream of Consciousness Saturday Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “mind.” Use it any way you think to. Have fun!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Green-Eyed Monster.” Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

2 thoughts on “Green Eyed Mind”

  1. I tried to convince myself that I shouldn’t feel jealousy when in a relaationship, but I felt it and the more I denied that, the worse I felt.
    I think, like with all things, a balance is the best. I believe it is a perfectly normal human emotion, but if you let it get out of hand, it will eat away at you. From personal experience, don’t let that happen, I say.

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