Resentment is the most toxic of all emotions in any relationship.
As hurt and resentment accumulate in a relationship—it becomes harder, and harder, to empathize with the other persons perspective.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘶𝘯𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯; 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳𝘴?
Here’s how it works: resentment, anger, and fear are all connected. We become trapped in a self-obsessed cycle of being afraid of the future, angry in the present, and filled with resentment over our past.
The antidote to fear is faith, the remedy for anger is love, and the solution to resentment is acceptance. Be honest with yourself. If you’re still picturing slapping your bestie in the face every time they talk; or constantly complaining to your friends about how big of a pain in the ass your wife is; it’s time to check yourself.
𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵.
If you allow yourself to become angry or resentful whenever situations don’t go the way you prefer, then you are effectively giving control of your feelings to others.
Resentment is the re-experiencing of past injustices—real or perceived—and the old feelings of anger connected to them.
Meaning resent is often built on a foundation of distorted beliefs that other humans should or must act in the way that you want them to.
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