Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.  ~Maya Angelou

Imagine that one day you are innocently checking Facebook when your News Feed alerts you that someone you don’t know has tagged your partner in a photo. What the --? Who is that? In the photo your partner stick too close to the person, How would you feel? It is possible that you might feel jealous, seeing someone else with your partner triggers the jealousy but is this jealousy good or bad for your relationship? Is Maya Angelou right? Is jealousy like salt in food?

I think jealousy is a good thing in a relationship, but in a reasonable way and according to the temperament of your partner, it shows care and possessiveness.

I asked 20 random people a question “Is jealousy in a relationship good or bad?” and their opinions are following:

Jealousy to some extent is good thing as long it stays healthy and constructive for the bond, no matter what, jealousy determines possessiveness. Momina-21

It’s a bad thing because relationship is based on trust, so jealousy can't exist in a good form because it destroys trust. Hashim-20

If relationship is good jealousy even cannot exist, it’s a bad thing. Asad-21

Jealousy is a bad thing. Hassam-21

Jealousy is not good because relationships are strong bonds of trust, jealousy can break that bond. Elvis Nomi-27

Jealousy is bad because relation is name of trust, if there is trust, jealousy cannot exist. Abdul Munim-24

Jealousy in a relationship shows the love and care for each other that how much they love, so it’s a good thing in relationship. Harris-20

I think jealousy in a relationship is good because it shows how much you care for someone, but if you show much anger it will destroy your relationship so be happy and be a little bit jealous person. Anam-21

Jealousy is bad for a relationship, it makes us angry and rude. Naila-20

Muje ni ptaaaa :( i’m feeling loved. Adeel-21

Jealously in relationship is obviously bad, I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state, i mean surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do. Nida-20

Jealousy is good but you should not make your life hell by making your partner jealous. It’s good because its sign of possessiveness but it can also break the bond of trust. Neeli-21

It’s a good thing, I think without jealousy a relation cannot touch its true meaning but too much jealousy can affect the relationship. Luqman-21

Jealousy is good, it makes the person more possessive. Umair-21

To some extent it is good. Zunair-20

Jealousy is good but in limits. Tooba-22

Jealousy is not good, it can break relations. Sharzah-16

Its not so bad but it is sometimes bad. Taliya-19

Jealousy speaks how much a person is afraid of losing you and how emotionally that person depends upon you and your love it shows the care and love so it is good. Naila-18 

It’s good to an extent. Zinia-20

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