“If I can’t have you --- everyone will!”

That use to be my blasphemous credo for jealous people in bad relationships, until I realized that this philosophy might not “stand up” too well on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In any case, jealousy has torn apart as many relationships as love has put people together. No doubt this phenomena contributes to the steadily rising divorce rate in America ( which has climbed past 50% ). The unsettling truth is that pointing fingers and sharper claws never cure “the inseparables!” And most of us are rather petty when it comes to bickering with those we say we love while not realizing, that in the end, that can not “fight off” our best supporters in a brutal and insane fashion --- “love will set you free!”