I have always been very scornful of jealousy. I berated sufferers for being irrational. Especially when the thing you are jealous of is something that happened in the past. The past has gone, so let it go…

So imagine my surprise, when I felt a real pang of jealousy yesterday, when my beloved mentioned a previous boyfriend in passing. I mentioned a town  and she said,” Oh I went out with a boy from there.”

And suddenly , I wanted to invoke a time- warp! I wanted to go back in time, nearly thirty years and reclaim her from all previous partners. Well, technically I was a previous partner to him… It gets complicated when messing with the time/space continuum.

I’m not one for jealousy, so it came as a bit of a shock that I can suddenly be afflicted.

Is it catching? Is it like a cold sore? Once afflicted the virus remains with you always?

Am I reverting back into a teenager?

I have a lot of questions, not many answers… Does this mean I’ve finally turned into a real boy?

You decide.



  1. I think you’re right. Jealousy is irrational, especially regarding the past. I get pangs of jealousy from time to time when I see others’ lives go along smoothly, and we seem to have crisis after crisis in ours. I feel happy for others, and yet, a little envious at the same time. That’s pretty irrational too!

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