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  • Margaret Marques

Overcoming Resentment

Yep,resentment that sticky, simmering feeling that sometimes sneaks up on you and just won't let go. Let's shed some light on this emotion and how we can deal with it.

What exactly is resentment? Well, it's like a cocktail of anger, bitterness, and a sprinkle of indignation thrown in for good measure. It's that feeling when you're stewing over something that someone did (or didn't do) that rubbed you the wrong way.

So what stirs up this resentment pot? Maybe it's those unmet expectations we all have—like expecting your friend to remember your birthday, only to be disappointed when they forget. Or perhaps it's that betrayal sting when someone you trusted lets you down. Oh, and let's not forget about good old-fashioned envy and comparison, making you feel like you're always playing catch-up.

The first step is identifying triggers. Think of it as shining a light on the things that set off your resentment radar. Next, emotional expression—cue journaling, venting, or simply talking it out. Ever heard of cognitive restructuring? It's like hitting the reset button on your brain's negativity. Then there's assertive communication, a game-changer for expressing yourself without the passive-aggressive vibes. Last but certainly not least, forgiveness and letting go.

Resentment might be a tough nut to crack, but with the right professional support by your side, you've got all the tools you need to tackle it.

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