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Doctor insights on: Jealousy Of Stepchildren

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Is jealousy hereditary?

Is jealousy hereditary?

Somewhat, mostly no: Some studies suggest that genetics may play a part in jealousy, but those same studies show that it's what happens to us, the way we're raised, the influential people in our lives, and environmental events that are most important in cultivating a jealous disposition. There are ways to reduce jealousy on one's own, and if it can't be done without assistance, therapy can help. ...Read more

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How do I control jealousy?

How do I control jealousy?

Self esteem: Jealousy is often fueled by low self esteem, insecurity or past relationships that negatively influenced your ability to trust others. On the surface, build up your own perspective of yourself (self esteem) and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to exhibit jealousy?

Is it normal for my baby to exhibit jealousy?

Yes: Sure, especially with your mommy and daddy. Babies own us...Or so they think. We are theirs, and they want us to give them our full attention. And, they don't want anyone coming between or interfering with that. Soothing reassurance will help, but it will take awhile for them to mature and understand that they can "share" you. ...Read more

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Is jealousy a normal feeling? I don't have a lot good going on now and am often jealous of my friends who have more going for them. Is that normal?

Jealousy : Yes it's normal, but jealousy often implies a desire to have what someone else has, in hopes that life will be fair, balanced, and somehow perfect. It's not so simple as such, is it? No matter how high one climbs in life, the more one has, the more one makes, etc., the grass does not get any greener. Rather, there is more of it to mow. ...Read more

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How do I overcome extreme jealousy?

How do I overcome extreme jealousy?

Get help: A therapist can help you understand why you have developed this condition and offer therapy that will help your self esteem, sense of self, rejection sensitivity, and mood changes. Exploring past events that may be contributing can also benefit. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over jealousy?

Is there a best way to get over jealousy?

Specialist therapy: There are therapists who specialize in this issue and, depending on your situation, might have couples sessions as well as individual ones. Even group work with other jealous people can help like aa does. You have to really accept that whatever the other person(s) did or didn't do - you have a separate issue to work through, jealousy. You may have made a great start in your query! best wishes! ...Read more

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What effect does alcohol have on jealousy?

What  effect does alcohol have on jealousy?

It doesn't: It doesn't directly affect. However, alcohol lowers your inhibitions and may unmask suppressed emotions. If you display jealousy after drinking, you most likely are jealous while sober. You just hold it in. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address anger and jealousy against a narcissist?

What's a good way to address anger and jealousy against a narcissist?

A little confusing: Are you maybe asking how to deal with a narcissist who's angry and jealous? If so, this is difficult because true narcissists can't imagine being questioned. Also, they get very angry when they feel you're slighting them -- such as paying attention to others rather than exclusively to them. You might work with a therapist yourself, to decide whether you really want this kind of relationship. ...Read more

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I have two sons 32 and 11 months how can I prevent jealousy between them especially from the elder

I have two sons 32 and 11 months how can I prevent jealousy between them especially from the elder

Establish limits: The kid likely feels displaced and wants the time baby is getting.To him time = love, so the extra work baby requires is viewed as extra love. Do not accept guilt for this. You can spend special "big boy" time with him while baby naps, and ask him to help change diapers, feed, all of which would be short lived but teach about work. Be short and firm about his behavior.Do not accept agressive acts. ...Read more

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