Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
Jealousy can even be good for love. One partner may feel secretly flattered when the other is mildly jealous. And catching someone flirting with your beloved can spark the kind of lust and romance that reignites a relationship.
Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
This is the great Secret of life.