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Envious and fixating

How do I get over the envy that my boyfriend has had more exciting life experiences than I have, when I'm hypersensitive to every reminder? [more inside]
posted by sockitysock on Dec 25, 2014 - 20 answers

How can I stop making myself miserable wishing things were different

I spend soul shredding hours focused on things I lack, like good looks and social grace. I'm aware that my only real choice is to focus on the life I have and to live it with the traits I possess. I know that, but on some level I don't accept it. So how does one dispense with unnecessary suffering, accept what is, and carve out a decent life? I'm running out of time. Background below... [more inside]
posted by Adrian57 on Nov 14, 2014 - 20 answers

Handling Professional Jealousy

I like my job, but have a friend who always seems to end up in my ideal employment situation. How can I get over being jealous and learn to be happy with what I do have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Is it possible to fix self-esteem issues from within a relationship?

A common theme on AskMeFi is that a person should be able to take care of themselves first before they can be ready to establish and maintain a healthy relationship. What if the relationship itself is the driver of positive personal growth? And what if that process has been kind of painful so far? [more inside]
posted by sockitysock on Jul 14, 2014 - 17 answers

How can I manage my envy and feelings of inadequacy?

Last year, I attended a short artistic workshop that I found really valuable. This year, my girlfriend is attending a similar, but much longer and more prestigious workshop, and it's killing me. [more inside]
posted by Sock "Danger" Puppet on Jun 12, 2014 - 36 answers

Help me vanquish my green-eyed monster!

How can I stop feeling envy about my friends' successes? [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Mar 11, 2014 - 23 answers

At least I have my cat?

I'm generally happy with where I am, but lately I've been feeling more and more envy when I see couples and it's getting distracting... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2013 - 13 answers

You're Too Sexy for This Party. GTFO.

Ladies: have you ever been targeted/harassed/insulted by others, particularly women, for being too sexy or attractive? Have you witnessed such a thing? Naive as I feel for asking this... does that sort of thing actually happen in the real world and not just on TV? More inside, forgive me if I'm being horribly inarticulate... [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 6, 2012 - 75 answers

Ultrabook Workable?

Ultrabook for video: dive in or am I making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by CaptainCaseous on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 answer

How can I stop comparing my life to others'?

It seems like every day I will see someone accomplish something amazing. My first thought is not to be impressed or happy for them, but to try and find out their age. Then, if they are younger than I, I'm overcome with jealousy and regret. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Jul 6, 2012 - 33 answers

envious of other other people's lives

When dealing with depression and struggling to make it through the day, how do you keep from being envious of other people's seemingly exciting lives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Do you think James Bond has any real friends?

Do you have a friend who seems to have it all -- financial stability, always the center of attention, people jumping into bed with them at the drop of a hat, to the point that it seems just plain unfair? Do you get jealous? If so, how do you maintain the friendship? If not, why do you think you don't feel any jealousy? (Particularly interested in answers from the early-twenties age range.) [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Mar 13, 2012 - 24 answers

How to deal with envious friends?

How do I gracefully deal with envious female friends? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Jun 19, 2011 - 52 answers

This feeling I've never felt before, what is it?

How can I stop feeling jealous of my girlfriend because of her experiences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 71 answers

all of the sinning with none of the guilt!

i need some help with some convention swag that relates to the seven deadly sins. [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Feb 25, 2011 - 14 answers

The Green Eyed Witch

About a month ago a non immediate family member shared that she is sometimes envious/jealous of me, the more I think of it the more it drives me mad. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I stop resenting my boyfriend?

Help me get over my envy of my boyfriend's deservedly good professional reputation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 28 answers

How can I start being a source of inspiration rather than envy?

How can I start being a source of inspiration rather than envy? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Dec 14, 2006 - 76 answers

Glueckschmerz. Help?

When someone else wins, I feel like a loser, even if I'm not involved. How can I stop feeling this way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2006 - 16 answers

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