how jealousy can affect friends and relationships
Friendships and relationships should be based on trust and respect. When you allow jealous feelings to take over and start to doubt your friends or boyfriend or girlfriend, then this can damage trust and respect.
Jealousy isn’t about love and caring about someone, it’s about feeling insecure and scared about the future. When you do this, you let your fears take over.
If you feel like this, it can be good to talk about how you're feeling and what's happening for you.
It can be hard if someone seems to be angry or unhappy with you and you don’t know why. If you’re worried that one of your friends or your boyfriend or girlfriend is jealous, you could try talking to them about how they feel. They might need reassurance from you and might want the chance to open up about how they feel.
Some people might not want to talk about the way they feel. Or they may get angry or abusive. It’s important to feel safe in any relationship so if you’re worried or unsure about anything, you can always talk to Childline.