Illustration by Elaine Liu
It’s normal to feel angry and resentful after a bad breakup and other traumatic events. But holding on to resentment can impact us long after the fallout’s over, potentially even leading to stress-related disorders and long-term anxiety. Practicing forgiveness and working through bitterness — instead of holing it up inside — is a better way to deal with those emotional pangs and avoid potential stress down the road.
The Takeaway: Don’t hold on to bitter feelings to avoid the stress they can cause later on.
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