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The Green-Eyed Monster: Holiday EditionThis guest article from YourTango was written by Susie and Otto Collins. 

Jealousy can sneak up, catch you unaware and leave you feeling confused and beaten up. Jealousy can also end up destroying your relationship and compromising your health and well-being. This is why jealousy is sometimes referred to as the “green-eyed monster.”

Around the holidays, jealousy can be even more difficult to deal with. Its effects can be more intense and detrimental than they normally are. You’re already busier and stretched more than usual with added parties, outings and huge shopping lists. You’re also often around more people and in more potentially uncomfortable situations than usual during the holiday season.

If you already have a habit of being jealous, this combination can be prime for the green-eyed monster to come crashing in.

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