Can possessiveness be mistaken for jealousy or vice versa, or is it the same thing?
To be fair when you have a significant other, feelings of jealousy often come up but how can one tell the difference between being jealous and simply enacting the rights you have when you’re in a relationship.
Consider these scenarios.
You and your significant other go out after what would be considered a long period (i.e two months or so) due to busy schedules and life in general. While there enjoying your “together” time, a friend of your significant other who is also of the opposite sex approaches them and captures his/her attention for a considerable amount of time. After estimating that the said friend has enough of your significant others time you
1 politely extract your significant other from the friends attention.
2 abruptly pull your significant other away from his/her friend.
In these instances would scenario 1 would one be considered possessiveness and scenario 2 jealousy or are they both just jealousy?
It’s my personal belief that one can be possessive without being jealous, it all depends on how you handle the situation. You can be possessive and want the total and complete attention of your significant other if you approach it in the right way.
It’s also my belief that men prefer possessiveness to jealousy as well. You can show your man that you want him all to yourself and he will enjoy being the center of your world. This will be much more appreciated than a crazy jealous girlfriend, who harasses him whenever any girl looks at him.
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