I have a friend who is a very jealous person. Not in a creepy or threatening way, but in an angry way. She is a former college professor who now lives in the city, and every time she has a new job, she is jealous. She has a very busy social life, but she can’t seem to make time for herself. She often asks me to cook for her, but I feel like I am always too busy to cook for her.
The reason why I am so worried about her is that she has been diagnosed with a mental illness called “Jealousy Disorder.” It is a mental illness in which the sufferer experiences an inability to see other people’s happiness in the same way that she does. Jealousy Disorder is a very rare diagnosis in the United States, and in fact, it is only found in about 3% of cases.
It is a disorder that is often misdiagnosed as something else, but it has no known cure. When a sufferer is diagnosed with jealousy disorder, it usually takes a couple of months to recover. So, it may be that Colt is just a bit slower than the rest of us. In fact, in a recent survey of over 2,000 patients with Jealousy Disorder, the only two that had recovered were those who still had Jealousy Disorder.