Resentment comes from us feeling we’ve been treated unfairly; where we find it hard to forgive those who have wronged us.
Sadly, when we hold on to less than positive experiences, we will begin to harbour feelings of resentment. The more we hold on to negative feelings and the more we close ranks on some of our feelings, the more those feelings will escalate into bigger, more intense feelings of resentment.
But holding on to resentment only serves to prevent us from seeing our life in a healthy and balanced way. Resentment fuels anger that if left, can turn into abusive and self-destructive behaviour.
Where resentment is concerned, we tend to close ranks on our feelings without thinking about or dealing with them. Perhaps it’s because we’re not happy to confront the other person.
Perhaps we’re also worried that saying something will jeopardise the relationship, we’re not keen to rock the boat. But perhaps if we’re worried we might rock the boat, the relationship has already hit rocky waters.
If that is the case then perhaps it’s time to re-assess.