J is for Jealousy #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Feelings and Emotions from A to Z in 55 Words. Today, J is for Jealousy.
They look good together, his handsomeness complements her beauty.
Their comfort with each other is so obvious.
They share similar interests and laugh at the same jokes.
And the way they finish each other’s sentences!
Oh, they truly belong together.
Aah! It’s a bad word – ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love.
Join me in enjoying blogs from fellow A to Zers… Jyotsna Bhatia and Jenny Pearson today! Do share some blog love with them too!
April 11, 2015 12:06 am|
Yes, its this sense of owning or belonging is what brings out the jealousy in relationships. Wonder why we need to stamp everything as our own to express love.
April 11, 2015 12:34 am|
I also don’t like that word, it makes me think of being the property of another. Well described in few words thank you Shilpa.
April 11, 2015 12:35 am|
English words…what a concept, eh? How one word can have two very different meaning, depending on the context. “To be jealous of time with a family member” means to make that time a priority. When you begin to be “jealous of the time a loved one spends with other”, you can begin to treat them as ‘property’ which IMO is n.e.v.e.r. good.
Every day, Shilpa, I think about what you have written, and consider it in light of my life. By that I mean am I working to bring more good things into my life and lessen the bad things.
Off to check out your “J-recommendations” for the day!
April 11, 2015 1:16 am|
I agree its a bad word in this context 🙂
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April 11, 2015 2:12 am|
busy busy blog you have there, passing by on the AtoZ, enjoy the challenge
April 11, 2015 6:56 am|
April 11, 2015 7:06 am|
Oh my, Shilpa, this is good. Fantastic what you’re doing with the A to Z! 🙂
April 11, 2015 7:48 am|
We did the same word! Liked the way you wrote this…!
April 11, 2015 8:11 am|
Well written and makes you think. Good luck from an A to Z blog hoping friend.
April 11, 2015 12:26 pm|
Superb, Shilpa:-) Yeah- not a big fan of “belong” either…Never have been. Hugs
April 11, 2015 2:08 pm|
When people are involved belonging makes a commodity out of them. A truly inappropriate word.
April 11, 2015 3:22 pm|
I agree completely. When we say belong it brings a sense of ownership like there is a tag on a person saying “He/she is his/her property”. Wonderful and thought-provoking Shilpa 🙂
April 11, 2015 4:30 pm|
That’s a very interesting take to the word you have chosen. Loved the way it was subtle.
April 11, 2015 4:38 pm|
Jealousy is hard to deal with… nice take on the word 🙂
April 11, 2015 7:20 pm|
Until I read this I hadn’t really thought about the possessive word ‘belong’ in a relationship context to be somewhat inappropriate. Food for thought!
April 11, 2015 8:51 pm|
Jealousy always bring Othello to mind and makes me want to scream with frustration. anne stenhouse, novels now
April 11, 2015 9:56 pm|
Belong kind of sounds strange. But its used a lot these days that it almost seems like the right word 😛
April 11, 2015 10:12 pm|
Yes, no one should have a sense of possession over anyone else. One of my favourite expressions is: “If you love something (or someone) set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, then it never was.” 🙂
April 11, 2015 11:03 pm|
Just saw a song by Taylor Swift, ‘You belong with me’, and now I am reading your post 🙂 I agree, Jealousy is not a good thing in a relationship.
April 11, 2015 11:10 pm|
Hmm.. I think belonging together is kind of sweet till it gets out of proportion. Just like for most other things excess is always undesirable.
April 11, 2015 11:45 pm|
Hmmm.. coming to think of it, belong does sound wrong in this context. I liked your take on this word. 🙂
April 12, 2015 12:15 am|
I too thought of doing the same word but later changed my mind! you are god at writing short posts….too good
April 12, 2015 12:58 am|
This is the second post about jealousy I’ve read today.
Really liked the story. I’d never be able to write such short story.
April 12, 2015 3:17 am|
Well said, Shilpa ! Yes it is indeed an incorrect word when the relationship means much more than that. Nice take on the letter. 😉
April 12, 2015 6:37 am|
Love how you’ve woven the story around jealousy, explaining where it stems from. ‘Belonging’/ ‘owning’ can often lead to jealousy. Very well put by you. : )
April 12, 2015 8:26 am|
April 12, 2015 12:16 pm|
Screams of ownership, doesn’t it? Nice one for jealously Shilpa! 🙂
April 12, 2015 7:21 pm|
Possessiveness kills the relationship.
April 13, 2015 11:44 am|
That one word changes your loved one from a human being to an article in your possession. It is what leads to jealousy.
April 14, 2015 6:05 pm|
Why can’t they accept each other rather trying to be “belonged”?
April 16, 2015 12:47 am|
I think some amount of belongingness is necessary in a relationship.. Though any excess of it can be disastrous for any relationship.