Anger turned inward can lead to resentments and depression.
Sometimes we don't realize we're holding onto anger towards our loved ones. Some of the symptoms of this might be;
Feeling irritated and frustrated more often
Lack of eye contact
Less intimate connection
Turning to others to vent
Feeling down and dejected
Noticing we feel hurt frequently
What can we do if we find we're holding onto resentments?
Honestly sharing our feelings can be helpful.
Recognizing that our own anger has been holding us captive.
Communicate more clearly and openly with our significant other.
Take deep breaths and release the anger and frustration outwardly.
If you find yourself unable to release resentments on your own, a therapist may be a healthy option for dealing with these issues which may lead one to feeling more happy, healthy and well.
Counselors can teach you tools and coping strategies to address holding resentments.
Have you been reluctant to seek therapy?
What is keeping you from helping yourself grow and change in order to become optimally healthy and well?