Understanding Resentment and Bitterness (COD Lesson)

The word resentment is best understood as having bitter indignation at being treated unfairly or unkindly. Resentment can come when you are misunderstood, neglected, rejected, slighted, and mistreated. This treatment is followed by bitterness, discontentment, and dissatisfaction. When resentment goes unresolved, it can have a variety of negative effects. You may feel easily irritated, touchy, or have a sense of edginess when you think about the person who hurt you. Additionally, it can drive your addiction as you attempt to escape the uncomfortable emotions accompanying a resentful attitude. This skill builder walks you through a ten-step process to resolve resentment and let go of the past.