Top 3 Reasons Why You Should STOP Trolling Online Forums

As I’ve written previously, I believe that ceasing your trolling of online forums for advice can be, and often is, counter-productive if you’re trying to overcome retroactive jealousy: I wrote the book because I felt that my experience with overcoming retroactive jealousy could inspire, support, and guide others to do the same. I also discovered,…

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VIDEO: Get Over Your Partner’s Imaginary Past

Last week I put out a blog post in which I invited you to submit their questions regarding retroactive jealousy, my guidebook, and anything else I could potentially help you with. I didn’t expect a response like this. I’ve received a pile of thoughtful, encouraging, and insightful emails and questions from you, and I’m a…

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A Super Easy Way to Block Out Jealous Thoughts

Note: the following is an excerpt from my guidebook, Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy: . IT IS A PAINFUL IRONY of the human condition: we often subconsciously create that which we fear most. When we are approaching a job interview with a lack of confidence and fear of failure, we bomb it. When we are constantly trying…

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What’s in a name? Pen names, retroactive jealousy, and freedom

Dear friends, I’ve decided to abandon my previous pen name of Frank Morrison (a hybrid of my middle name and my grandmother’s maiden name, for the curious) for my real name — Zachary Stockill. I was nervous about “coming out” under my real name to readers of my book, and this website. I initially wrote under…

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"Satellite of Love:" Lou Reed and Retroactive Jealousy

The esteemed American musician and Velvet Underground alumnus Lou Reed passed away recently at the age of 71. Aside from being a founding member of one of the most important rock and roll acts of the 1960’s, Reed enjoyed a prolific (if uneven) solo career that yielded a handful of excellent albums. The best among…

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5 Reasons Why Retroactive Jealousy is Destroying Your Relationship

If you chose to read this article, I hope you’re ready for some tough love. So, let me tell you: Retroactive jealousy will destroy your relationship. It’s not a question of “maybe” — it will happen, it’s simply a matter of time. “You don’t even know me,” you might retort. That’s true, but I know…

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Mailbag: Low self-esteem, Moroccan hash, and retroactive jealousy

The other day I received a very honest letter from a reader named Dave from the USA detailing over a decade of experience with retroactive jealousy, self-esteem issues, Moroccan hash, and more. Definitely worth the read. Dear Zachary I apologize in advance for the length of this email, particularly as I know you try to read…

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A (Very) Brief Introduction to Meditation

I am a firm believer that the quickest route to happiness and peace is to be found in the act of presence; that is, being as present as possible in each and every moment, and bearing witness to the now. It is not always easy, but it is always worthwhile. But how is it accomplished?…

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Mailbag: Letting go of “perfection”

A reader named Andrew from the USA wrote a very brave and inspiring letter to me detailing his experience with RJ, and his progress: Hi Zachary, I wanted to thank you because I truly feel like I’m getting over my retroactive jealousy now. Your guidebook, as well as regular posts on your website have all helped…

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The “Madonna-whore complex”

No, we’re not talking about that Madonna… The ‘Madonna-Whore complex’ is worth researching if you happen to be a male sufferer of retroactive jealousy. You may have already encountered the phrase in your quest for insight on your condition. According to Wikipedia, a Madonna-whore complex is “said to develop in men who see women as…

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