Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Friendship - Jealousy

Sometimes in friendship it can be tough to see one of your closest friends excelling so much more than you in life - in exam results, experiences, new friends and even with boys and dates. It can make you feel left out, and make you feel like they're better than you, or like you'll never get any of the things they have. It can also make you feel quite insecure, like they might stop being friends with you and find someone better.The most important thing to remember is that they're friends with you for a reason, and they want to be your friend. 

TOP TIPS TO AVOID FEELING JEALOUS:

-Don't worry too much about what others have; focus on yourself! If you really want something, figure out how you could get it... make something that was first negative into something that's positive.

-If you're jealous of their exam results, remember that everyone is good at different things, and that you can do other things better than them!

-If you feel like one of your friends has a new friend that they favor over you, talk to them about it. If they understand your feelings, and if they're a friend that's worth having, they'll probably start spending a bit more time with you again.

-If you've never had a boyfriends and all your friends seem to constantly have one, and you want one, just don't worry about it! Chances are that when you do have one, it will seem worth the wait.

-Remember that loads of girls don't have boyfriends - just because you friends do, that doesn't mean you're the only one who feels forever alone;)

-If your friends are getting more experiences, get up and go find some! Say YES to more exciting opportunities! I know this can be hard, especially if you're shy, but the more you say yes, the easier it will be!

-Remember that you are just as good as your friends, and don't compare yourself to them too much, especially if it upsets you, as it will just make you feel much more jealous of them, as they may seem to be getting everything so easily.

-Don't feel bad about feeling jealous - it's only human, and everyone does once in a while; it doesn't make you a bad person!

I hope that you found this blog post helpful, and if you want us to go into more detail about anything just let us know in the comments below!

-L x


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