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The Comparison Trap

In episode 17 of the EBPR Podcast, Jasmin and Dez discuss the many ways they’ve gotten caught in the comparison trap. From comparing their single status to those of seemingly happy couples from college, to snap comparisons rooted in falsehoods, the EBPR ladies break it down; demonstrating that picture perfect situations are not always as perfect as they seem. #WhatWasYourHusbandDoingThreeMonthsBeforeYourWedding

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In this episode we explore: envy, jealousy, resentment, competition and comparing oneself to others.

4:30 – Envy, Jealousy, comparisons… whatever you want to call it
8:05 – Dez wonders why Person X was able to have a natural birth
12:39 – Jasmin reflects on why her ex kept going back to an old flame
15:44 – Dez is puzzled. Did boyfriend Y do the same activities with his ex-wife?
18:55 – Jasmin ruminates on how past acquaintances (who were terrible) are thriving
24:04 – Dez considers how underperforming classmates are now successful employees
25:07 – Jasmin mulls over how underperforming co-workers received promotions
27:02 – When do you compare yourself to others?
30:25 – Are you self-aware when you compare?
33:21 – Comparisons: You think you know, but you have no idea
41:10 – Tips to avoid the Comparison Trap
47:39 – Listeners: Tell us about a time you fell into the comparison trap
48:32 – SHOUTOUTS!!!
50:12 – Thanks Audible! Now reading:
Dez – An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
Jasmin – Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems By: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
52:11 – Thanks Texture!

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