Because it’s Friday and spring is in the air (at least here in Canada) and love is all around us if we are brave enough to choose it, I thought I’d share something fun. Although I will warn sufferers of retroactive jealousy with intense emotional triggers/responses to sex scenes, etc. to avoid watching this video, despite its levity.

I wanted to share this with my readers because

a) The MC’s flow is pretty good, and the song and video are both very clever.

b) The subject matter is, obviously, very relevant to our purposes.

In the video, our hero nearly destroys his budding relationship with an absolutely gorgeous, kind and considerate new girlfriend because of his insecurity, and hallucinations surrounding his girlfriend’s past. Myself, and countless others, have done the exact same thing. Don’t let it happen to you.

Don’t let some hallucination based around sketchy details of your partner’s past have power over you. You are fighting a phantom enemy, as your partner’s past doesn’t exist, as you or anyone else imagines it. Recognize this, step up to the plate, and do the necessary work to take the power back.

Breathe deeply, and let Lil’ Dicky’s message sink in. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.)


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 RetroactiveJealousy.com, the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy, and the host of Humans in Love podcast.