Resentment is a special form of punishment we bring to ourselves, and these are the kinds of issues that are resolved at a professional addiction rehab center.
œI won't ever forgive him for what he did! How often have you heard these words (or similar words) from others, or, perhaps, from your own mouth?
Resentment is a special form of punishment we bring to ourselves. We hold onto resentments for all the right reasons: œHe screwed me out of a lot of money! or œI know he was taking my drugs when I was in the other room. These are the kinds of issues that are resolved at a professional addiction rehab center.
But the other person doesn't hurt when you hold on to the resentment, you do. Being angry at someone without telling them why you're mad is like telling them you wish they were dead, except only you drink your own poison. It doesn't do them as much harm as it does you.
When we enter recovery, we realize that resentments can stand between us and a good recovery. Ask yourself a very simple question “ œWhat role did I play in the event? Chances are, you played a larger part than you can acknowledge. So maybe it's time to start forgiving”maybe you are the first person you need to forgive.
When you forgive, you don't always forget, and in fact, maybe that's a better way to live. By forgiving, you aren't saying it never happened, you're saying you won't be angry at someone for the mistakes they made. By letting them back into your life, they have the opportunity to do the next right thing.
Many addicts blame the abused substance as the reason for all their problems. They fail to realize that they chose to use substances, and as a result, need to start forgiving themselves for making a mistake. And it isn't that a person creates desires when using substances that didn't exist before they used; it's that the substance gave them the courage to act on the desire, leading them down a very wrong path.
If you're ready to grow in life, then a great step in that direction is to wash away your resentments. If you make that happen, you'll be amazed at all the positive things that come your way. One day at a time.
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