I don’t want to admit it, but I’m jealous of my close friend’s happy relationship with her rich foreign husband.
We are both 34 years old and we met when we worked in the same company. I have a better family background than my friend because my parents live in a central area of HCMC and I attended schools for gifted students. I can do ballet and I can also play the violin.
My friend is from the central province of Quang Ngai. As her parents divorced and did not take good care of her, she had to become independent from a young age.
Despite this, at first I didn’t care about the difference in our family backgrounds. I took pity on her and helped her a lot, including introducing her to her current business. When she couldn’t afford a smartphone, I gave her my iPhone 6 when I bought a new one.
Our relationship started to break down when she got to know her current husband.
He gives her expensive gifts and openly expresses his love for her ever since they started dating. They dated for two years before getting married in England. They then returned to Vietnam and my friend has since lived with her husband in a villa in District 2 of HCMC. She is now living the life of her dreams.
Her career also blossomed when she became the communications director of her company.
During this time, I was not favored by my supervisor and was not promoted despite the effort I put into my job for many years.
My long-time boyfriend, a technology engineer, and I are planning our wedding. He’s a kind man who still adores me and has a good family background, but I feel like he doesn’t have much determination to move forward with his life.
He rarely comments on others and has never shown his competence during his career. He is also addicted to video games and rarely acts romantically like my friend’s husband does.
I have been avoiding meeting my friends for the past few months and I sometimes argue with her over small things. Honestly, I know I’m jealous of her because she lived in worse conditions than mine. But I don’t know how to stop being like this.
What should I do?