Dealing with social isolation and retroactive jealousy presents a unique challenge.

As many of us are forced to stay indoors, take time off from work, and spend a lot more time at home, it can become all too easy for unwanted intrusive thoughts and obsessive curiosity to take hold. Social isolation and jealousy can be enormously challenging.

Simply put: if “idle hands” are the “devil’s playthings,” an idle mind is the devil’s playground.

If we’re not careful, social isolation can seriously exacerbate our retroactive jealousy.

But thankfully, there are certain habits we can rely on to mitigate the negative effects of isolation and retroactive jealousy.

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Zachary Stockill
Zachary Stockill

Hi! I'm a Canadian author and educator whose work has been featured in BBC News, BBC Radio 4, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. I'm the founder of, the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy and The Overcoming Jealousy Workbook, and the host of Humans in Love podcast.