Feeling jealous stinks. Unfortunately, it also happens to all of us. Whether you’re jealous of that girl your crush is flirting with, your sister who has the coolest clothes ever or that girl with the “perfect” hair, one thing’s for sure: you probably wish that envious feeling would just go away.
When we saw this post in the message boards about a girl who’s feeling super jealous of her best friend, we knew we had to post it ourselves. Who hasn’t been there?! It’s totally normal to feel jealous of your BFF every once in a while. So how do you get rid of the green-eyed monster? Check out what these girls had to say and then give her some advice in the comments.
I feel as if my best friend is so much prettier than I am… and I’m getting kind of jealous about it. I just don’t know what to do because I don’t want to ruin our friendship over my own jealousy. Please help.
Don’t be jealous. There will always be people more attractive than you and less attractive; that’s just the way life is. As long as you have a great personality you’ll be fine.
I don’t know how close you are with your friend, but if you are truly best friends and have a good friendship, don’t let something so simple ruin it for you! We all get jealous feelings sometimes, but ruining a friendship isn’t worth it. You have to feel more confident about yourself. I mean, if you’re really insecure, just make a list of things you like about yourself. Don’t be too upset about looks. Listen to your advice in your signature! “Be who you are, you’re beautiful!’ Also, don’t forget that although it’s hard to control outer beauty, you have the choice to define your true beauty by your personality. Be proud of yourself!
I’m going to have to echo what these girls said: don’t let jealousy ruin your relationship with your best friend. I know how difficult it can be to stop feeling envious of a friend. Your BFF might have some qualities that you don’t, but that doesn’t mean she’s any better or prettier than you.
Here’s where I get kind of corny: every person is different, and everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. Looks aren’t everything, I promise you. The next time you’re feeling super jealous, think about the things you love about yourself. It’s not about comparing yourself to your BFF or getting into some kind of weird competition in your head. It’s about paying attention to the great things about you and building your own self-esteem.
What’s your advice for getting over jealousy? Have you ever felt jealous of your best friend? Who do you always feel jealous of? Tell us in the comments!