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Top causes of resentment in relationships

Published on Dec 23, 2023 01:46 PM IST

  • From unmet expectations to violations of trust, here are a few causes of resent in relationships to watch out for.

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Published on Dec 23, 2023 01:46 PM IST

When we do not address the conflicts in the relationship for a long time, it can accumulate and slowly grow into resentment and frustration. “Resentments left unchecked tend to build, escalate, and spiral out of control. They become a wall that creates distance, which often feels safer than addressing the issue head-on. As resentments accumulate, so does the pain, making it challenging to empathise and offer kindness,” wrote Therapist Jordan Green. Here are a few reasons that can lead to resentment in a relationship.(Unsplash)

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When expectations are not met for a prolonged period of time, it can get very frustrating. This can also happen due to the needs not being communicated properly. (Unsplash)
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When expectations are not met for a prolonged period of time, it can get very frustrating. This can also happen due to the needs not being communicated properly. (Unsplash)

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Misunderstandings and unexpressed feelings can accumulate over a long time and become the reason for frustration and resentment in the relationship. (Unsplash)
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Misunderstandings and unexpressed feelings can accumulate over a long time and become the reason for frustration and resentment in the relationship. (Unsplash)

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The underlying problems must be addressed in time. When left avoided, it can lead to problems in the relationship. (Unsplash)
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The underlying problems must be addressed in time. When left avoided, it can lead to problems in the relationship. (Unsplash)

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When we feel that the relationship is not equal – be it financially or in sharing responsibilities – it can make us feel frustrated and angry. (Unsplash)
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When we feel that the relationship is not equal – be it financially or in sharing responsibilities – it can make us feel frustrated and angry. (Unsplash)

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Not feeling acknowledged or appreciated in a relationship can be very draining. Violations of traust can also add to the frustration. (Unsplash)
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Not feeling acknowledged or appreciated in a relationship can be very draining. Violations of traust can also add to the frustration. (Unsplash)

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