Mental Health Really F*cks Up Polyamory

Wow! These last few weeks have been a mental health whirlwind for me. I’ve officially had 10 sessions with my poly-friendly therapist, and we’ve discovered a lot. As I was writing the series “I’m The Jealous Wife – And I’m Working on It” (Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4), I was questioning everything. Should I […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife and I’m Working On It – Part 4

How I’m Working on Myself So, I’ve laid out my issues and insecurities. I’ve opened up about my deep-seated feelings that stem from childhood. I’ve shown that you are not alone in feeling jealous, envious, and insecure when you are in a non-monogamous relationship. I’ve reassured you that feeling those ways doesn’t mean you shouldn’t […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife and I’m Working On It – Part 3

Part 3: How My Insecurities Affect My Friendships/Relationships As mentioned in Part 2, my main insecurities seem to center around not being good enough, others being more fun or cooler than me, and of being abandoned. The ways in which these insecurities present themselves tend to be through paranoia and jealousy/envy, which we touched on […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife and I’m Working On It – Part 2

Part 2: The History of My Insecurities As we talked about in Part 1, insecurities are the underlying cause of jealousy and envy. So, after you do the first step of acknowledging that you’re feeling jealous/envious, the second step is to figure out where those feelings are stemming from. What is making you insecure? What […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife, and I’m Working on It – Part 1

This is a 4-part series about jealousy, envy, insecurities, and moving past them. Part 1 focuses on explaining the difference between jealousy and envy and how those feelings stem from insecurities. Part 2 details how my past experiences led to my current insecurities. Part 3 shows how my insecurities have caused (and still cause) me […]

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