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 these was 1972’s Transformer, which included the classic “Walk on the Wild Side,” as well as my favourite track “Satellite of Love.” Take a listen below:


(Dig those magical Bowie vocals at 2:49. Chills.)

Obviously relevant to our purposes, Reed once described the song as being about “the worst kind of jealousy” surrounding a former girlfriend. As we can hear, even a giant like Lou Reed was not immune from the scourge of jealousy. (Reed was, of course, not the only rock god to experience and sing about retroactive jealousy.)

Rock star or not, many individuals suffer from retroactive jealousy for their entire adult lives. I’m here to tell you that this suffering is unnecessary, and that you can choose to do something about it before it’s too late.

In other news: I’m thinking of creating an online course for sufferers of retroactive jealousy called “Get Over Your Partner’s Past — Fast.” In it, I will expand on and go deeper into the themes, techniques, tips, and practices I describe in my book, give a meditation lesson, and deliver several hours of premium content aimed at helping you get over your partner’s past — fast. I’m excited about the idea, and I want to know what you think.

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Zachary Stockill
Zachary Stockill

Hi! I'm a Canadian author and educator whose work has been featured in BBC News, The Sun, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. I'm the founder of, the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy, and the host of Humans in Love podcast.