Moving Past Resentment

Marriage and couples counselor Sara Baxter discusses how to move past resentment in our relationships.



Resentment is often people carrying around past hurt, and it’s kind of a wall they keep up to keep themselves from getting hurt again, which is pretty understandable. So one of the things we can do in here and that you would want to do first is to have a conversation with your partner to really be understood. So we could have a structured dialog where the person who’s feeling the resentment can speak vulnerably about their hurt and how they’re feeling to their partner, and then their partner can speak back and showing they understand. And through that, through that understanding of what your partner is really feeling and really going through, that resentment can start to fall away.