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Jealousy is when you feel resentment or anger towards someone because they have something that you don't, or they have achieved something that you want to achieve but have not done yet.

Jealousy is synonymous with envy, and these feelings can be crippling! Feeling jealous of someone can easily ruin friendships, marriages and business relationships.

Jealousy often stems from lack of self-esteem, and it can best be fixed by working on feeling good about what successes you have attained and feeling good about what you have in your life. Also, it helps to not compare yourself to others.