can it show how much you care without stepping over the line? where does the line get drawn to a point where enough is enough?
Most Helpful Guy
People say it is healthy... I don't really see how though. You can also show people you care in better ways.
What it can do is help you understand your insecurities in order to deal with them better. However, jealousy doesn't do this on it's own. in fact, jealousy is the outcome of dealing with your insecurities poorly, it is a reflection of your insecurities. You can work backwards and figure out the real problem by recognizing it as a marker. Understanding your jealousy will help dissolve it.
As far as actions that show you care go, jealousy is probably on the lowest point of the scale anyway.0
Most Helpful Girl
I think once in a while, a little jealousy is okay. Not necessarily a deal-breaker. Some people find going out of their way to get some jealousy out of their partner to actually help, to let them see that yes, their s/o still is all for them.
Jealousy is often seen as positive-reinforcement that yes, your partner still wants you. So as long as you don't let it go too far, like purposely flirting with other people right in front of your partner while even ignoring them, then it should be okay.1