Some people seem to have it all. Good looks, great marriage, perfect kids, a gorgeous home. It's enough to make you downright jealous. Or is it?
Women have long been accused of catty behavior, but do we deserve that reputation—or are we just getting a bad rap? Woman's Day and AOL Living surveyed 2,000 women to find out.
Is Jealousy a Problem in Your Marriage?
No, not at all: 55 percent
Yes, I don't really trust my husband:19 percent
Yes, my husband gets jealous if I even talk to another man: 13 percent
Yes, neither of us trusts the other: 12 percent
44 percent of you admit that trust issues have put a big dent in your wedded bliss. But 55 percent of you say that jealousy never rears its ugly head in your marriage. Are you sure? Because other statistics tell a much different story—and the numbers are pretty shocking. It seems that jealousy may play much more of a role in your marriage than you're willing to admit.
77 percent of you say that you'd be jealous if your husband had a close, platonic female friend. Food for thought: Are men more secure in their marriages? Seems that way, if a modest 13 percent of your husbands are the superjealous type (getting annoyed if you even chat with a guy? Come on!) but the majority of you don't like it if he has a strictly friends-only gal pal.
53 percent of you secretly check his phone messages and e-mails. Wow! If this many of you are snooping, we can only wonder what else you're doing!
53 percent of you flirt to make your man jealous. No wonder so many of you have trust issues in your marriage. Maybe you think flirting is innocent fun, or perhaps it's your way of testing your husband's love, but ask yourself: Is it contributing to the problem?