Jealousy vs. possessiveness

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.

What are your thoughts on this topic I’d love to hear from you. Read, like, comment and share!!!

One thought on “Jealousy vs. possessiveness

  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Dominica? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Dominica in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez


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